CALEDONIA – (June 8, 2006) There could soon be more situations like Caledonia.
Ontario’s First Nations bands are threatening the federal and provincial governments with more occupations if aboriginal land claims aren’t settled soon.
The 100 chiefs have pledged their support to Caledonia protesters, with Grand Council Chief John Beaucage saying the bands will come to each other’s aid.
The 100 Chiefs were bused in to Douglas Creek Estates on the eve of the occupation’s 100th day.
“We are all one nation across this country,” said Grand Council Chief John Beaucage, who represents 43 First Nations across the province.
Other chiefs say they might resort to tactics like the Caledonia occupation to get the government’s attention.