Tensions still simmer over First Nation law enforcement
Monday, April 12, 2004

Attempts to resolve a law enforcement dispute on the Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation in Quebec, Canada, appear to have failed.

Some tribal members are preventing a new police chief from taking over. They have blocked a police officers associated with the new chief from entering the reserve.

Grand Chief James Gabriel has been trying to crack down on crime. When he tried to bring an outside force of Aboriginal officers, opponents burned down his house.

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