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"Going Against Band Councils and Going Nation to Nation in Solidarity" Blockade on Six Nations Territory

by Poorman's MediaAlexander Knightwith Zach Ruiter

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In this video from a blockade of the Cockshutt Bridge in Six Nations Territory, settlers join Six Nations allies in an Idle No More action part of growing actions across Turtle Island. 

One blockader Andrew suggests the chiefs are clearly ignoring the will of the people "I am talking about the national chief and our leaders... who are clearly and openly defying the will of our own people".

Cathy, holding her newborn son says "we are going against our band councils now and going nation to nation, I think it is about time".

Davyn said "To get rid of the band councils and go back to our clan mothers and hereditary chiefs and the Great Law"

Nicole, of Decolonize North America, read from a statement made by the Mohawk Traditional Council "dissolve the structure of the AFN, formally pull out of the self-government agreement, create a resolution to return to traditional government under the Great Law of Peace, and dissolve the elected band council system"

Dallas, from Six Nations who was at his first ever protest said "its awesome, cuz I know people here and I'm here with my uncle and my cousins"

Ross a long time settler in solidarity with Six Nations land defenders says "its another little blockade shall we say, its no inconvience for me".


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