Following Trudeau’s press conference yesterday the MBQ expresses puzzlement and concern in open statement

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte released this statement on February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020 – In light of recent statements made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council is not only disappointed but perplexed by the seeming sudden change of tone in the federal government’s position regarding current matters. In addition, the comments made by the Leader of the Opposition were divisive and unnecessary at a time when discussions should be focused on resolving these complex matters. While statements such as these would suggest that the time for talking is past, there is still opportunity for continued peaceful discussions that can lead to a lasting and positive resolution.

We remain concerned for the safety of our members and all affected at this time and for the federal and provincial governments to ensure that peaceful discussions can occur. We urge all involved to resolve this conflict through peaceful, respectful and meaningful dialogue.