Derek Doolittle, the acting chairperson of the SNPCC arrived shortly after the raid occurred, and filmed a portion of the raid and posted it to his Facebook account. In the video Doolittle asks “Who’s in charge here?” A SNPD officer dressed in all black with no badge number or name tag says “I am.” When asked under whose authority he is acting, the officer simply looks down at the large “POLICE” emblazoned on his tactical vest and taps it with his fingers.
Category: Band Council injustice
Covid-19 is spreading through Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and intensifying the already existing dynamics of poverty and oppression. In this interview, Darlene Necan speaks about the effects of Covid-19 in Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 and the abandonment of the people by Chief and Council.
Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition announces official opening of five self-regulated cannabis stores in Six Nations
On October 14th, the SNPCC announced that five currently open dispensaries have agreed to uphold the Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition’s Cannabis Agreement, Interim Agreement, and to contribute to the community fund.
While Onkwehon:we people are smeared as criminals and terrorists for standing up for protecting our lands and upholding our responsibilities, many Canadians are confused about what is going on, perhaps because they weren’t taught the true history of these lands in school or in their media.
Despite high winds and heavy rain, a group of Onkwehon:we land stewards began reclaiming the McKenzie Meadows development in Caledonia, Ontario on Sunday, July 20th.
At Six Nations, a grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations.
The following is an overview of the Cannabis Control Law that the MBQ claims has been in effect since March of 2019.
Why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce a “Cannabis Control Law” on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
For the MBQ to claim in its proposed “Cannabis Control Act” that it, as an Indian Act Band Council and creature of the Federal Government, is a “First Nation” and that it exists as “part of the Mohawk Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy” and that thereby it has “the existing and inherent right of self-determination, which includes the inherent jurisdiction over their lands, people and territory” is a blatant falsehood and an act of economic and political appropriation.
On the morning of Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, Mohawks in Wahta Territory in the Muskoka region of Ontario occupied the Cultural Centre in opposition to what they consider the corruption of the Elected Band Council. Shortly after their action, heavily armed OPP tactical units surrounded the building, and have blocked the entry of supporters.
June 12th, 2018 To the citizens of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Tribe #258, I am writing to let you know that there will be a series of meetings taking place to prepare...