Counseling, aid promised for Mohawk First Nation
Friday, January 23, 2004

Government officials in Canada are promising aid to the Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation in Quebec, where protests over law enforcement led to the burning of the chief's home.

Quebec has also created a task force to deal with organized crime on the reserve. Chief James Gabriel had adopted a tough-on-crime stance but faced resistance, particularly when he fired the police chief for not making arrests.

Gabriel said he wanted to stop the illegal sale of tobacco products, a lucrative business for tribal members.

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Ottawa, Quebec offer Kanesatake aid (CBC 1/21)
Organized-crime squad too late: Gabriel (CBC 1/20)
Ottawa plans counselling to heal rifts at settlement (The Montreal Gazette 1/21)
Quebec creates police units to fight crime in aboriginal, other communities (CP 1/21)

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