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Blockade at Native protest site finally comes down


Protesters from the Six Nations Reserve removed a road blockade in Caledonia on Tuesday, a day after tensions erupted.

The removal was hailed as a positive step in relations with local non-Natives. It occurred after representatives of both sides held talks.

The protesters have occupied a construction site since February 28. They are opposing a housing development on land that was taken from the Six Nations.

The government sent negotiators to help resolve the situation but some people say the government isn't doing enough and has ignored the Six Nations and local non-Natives.

Get the Story:
Aboriginal protesters remove Caledonia blockade (CBC 5/23)
Caledonia's road to peace (The Toronto Sun 5/24)
One barricade comes down (The London Free Press 5/24)
Natives remove barricade (The Toronto Star 5/24)
Tension finally eases at native protest (The Daily Globe and Mail 5/24)
Let's Shake on It! Caledonia Impasse Ends (The Hamilton Standard 5/24)
Barrier gone, but anger harder to clear (The Toronto Sun 5/24)
'Genocide' must stop (The Toronto Sun 5/24)
Blockade sparks memories of Detroit race riots (The Toronto Star 5/24)
Native blockade down again, talks resume (CanWest News Service 5/24)
Victory for the common man (The Globe and Mail 5/24)
Local folk broker barricade deal (The Hamilton Standard 5/24)
Blockade down but dispute over land continues (CP 5/24)

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