Councillors condemn violence in Caledonia

Argyle Street heading out of Caledonia was blocked.(Photo by Jim C. Powless)

By Donna Duric Writer At least two Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC)members and a senior band employee have condemned the fires that erupted on Aug. 5, 2020, after the OPP moved in on a small group of protesters at the McKenzie Meadows housing development site in Caledonia. Describing the incidents as violent, Councillors Wendy Johnson and Helen Miller condemned the actions, even though no one was seriously injured during the incidents. On July 19th, a small group of Six Nations people stopped construction of a 200-home subdivision in Caledonia saying it sits on unceded Six Nations land and they didn’t agree with a deal SNEC made with the developer. On Aug. 5, the OPP moved in on the protesters, arresting nine of them. The police action sparked a violent protest…

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