reply to post by Kennit
Hi. I am so stunned and troubled by this, because I thought relations between the police and native peoples had greatly improved in recent years. So
I admit I am not understanding the picture, as I think I'm missing information, or need clarification. The indigenous Islanders I know are such
gentle folk, and kind too.
If I understand this correctly the people were conducting a ceremony on unceded land that the crown considers as public land or maybe crown land (?)
and I'm guessing here that's the reason the cops moved in? By unceded, do you mean since the reserve system came into being, or unceded from the
beginning of European arrival and the apportioning of land to British settlers?
I'm not understanding the purpose of the police action, or their reason for it. What reason did they give? Is this grove located close a developed
area where homeowners complained perhaps? I fully agree with the advice to bring along some cameras and record everything. Looking forward to your