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...Canada,Ontario and the band council want to set up a mega jail in the middle of the community.The Mohawks are adamantly against this....Tensions are running high today as residents wait for the arrival of this “rogue” police station.Police Chief Ron Maracle has warned the people that he is prepared to use force to set up the multi million dollar high tech security jailhouse.He already threatened that if local residents keep complaining,they’ll be the first inmates.
I think they understand that once the prison is built it will be full of Mohawks.
If the Band Council has approved it -which they have - then the Federal and Provincial governments are acting fairly. They're dealing with the group that supposedly is representing the res. Unless they were appointed by the Province or the Feds? Doesn't seem all that likely to me.
Originally posted by jakyll
But its likely that,if they haven't represented the views of their people,then the government may have coerced them in some way to accept the deal.Lets face it,it wouldn't be the first time thats happened to the NA.
The question also has to asked,why build on a reservation when there is plenty of other land available?
Territory needs police station
Posted 25 days ago
Up till a few weeks ago, I could go for a ride on the ATV trails behind my house and nearly anywhere on the Territory. This was a good way to go out and have some fun and take some of my grand-kids for a ride with me to share some time with them.
This all ended when the morning of the first day of school, I noticed my 500 Polaris Sportsman was missing from my portable shed. It wasn't a new bike, only about a '97, but it was in great running condition. It was green and had a toolbox on the front and a N. Y. plate on the back. I immediately called the police here on the rez and reported this theft. I guess it don't matter: without insurance on the bike the police report is useless.
The thing that really irritates me is that I know who took my bike and the cops know who took my bike and I think about two-thirds of the people on the rez know who took this bike. Still it seems that the guilty ones who stole my bike along with numerous others from around the rez and surrounding areas are just getting away with these thefts.
I find it funny that you can drive around here and see young guys out cruising around on expensive ATVs and yet they are not working anywhere.
I cannot just run out and buy another ATV and, due to the fact I have a conscience, I couldn't go out and steal one like it seems a lot of people are doing these days.
I just wish that the police could catch these people and put them in jail where they belong!
Being a victim of crime is a stressful experience and it changes your whole outlook on life. I notice that I'm bitter and basically just PO'd about this theft and even depressed a little.
I think that the reason that this group of a few members of our rez are so against the new police building being installed here is just plain and simple -- they don't want the police to be able to do their jobs, as that may endanger their way of life.
We need this building installed and we need more cops on the rez to get control of the rampant thieves we have amongst us here on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Tyendinaga Band Council Chief, R. Don Maracle, was at the demonstration until noon and then left for lunch, leaving the truckers behind. The multi-million dollar portable modular mega-prison was still on the trucks. Who needs a prison when many Mohawks have been waiting years for decent housing and clean water? They built a huge fire at the entrance to the site, cooked and served everybody some food, including the truckers. Then the truckers left.
Canada sent in what looked like a colonial invading army? If you blinked your eyes, you would have thought you were in the Middle East. The U.S. set up governments in Iraq similar to the “band” and “tribal” councils on Turtle Island whose goal is to “municipalize” and assimilate us. In Iraq they created local armies to protect these U.S. puppets. People were recruited and trained to terrorize their own communities. This is common totalitarian practice.
OH, looks like the band is already working on that water problem at the school.
Band officials, meanwhile, say a plan is already in the works to replace an old water system in the school.
The multi-million dollar portable modular mega-prison was still on the trucks.