Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tyendinaga: Resisting mega jail

TYENDINAGA RESISTANCE CONTINUES: O.P.P. THREATENS TO PLANT MEGA POLICE & JAIL COMPLEX IN COMMUNITY

Mohawk Nation News
May 25, 2008. The Mohawk Men released a statement about their continuing resistance to the newly purchased $2 million O.P.P state-of-the-art police facility, complete with helipad, jail cells and surveillance towers. Why is such a medieval fortress needed? Tyendinaga is where Dekanawida, the man who helped to unite the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy under the Great Law, came from. Today this is a community of 2,200 people where everyone knows who’s going to fall in love with whom before they know it themselves. Our ancestors have been living together forever. We don’t need a jail! This is a federal initiative. The colonial band council used almost one million dollars of community money without consulting us or getting a valid consent.
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