Does an O’Connor Shit in the Woods? Wake up Canada and Smell the Scat

July 30, 2007 at 9:19 pm 8 comments

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Gordon o’CONnar, Minister of Penises, is seen above with his famous ‘grip and bend’ pose as he launches a loaf onto Algonquin land. Yes, Gordon shits in the woods, Canada’s woods.

Below the beloved sparton is seen as should be….demolished by an interceptor bear and shat out.

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SPECIAL MNN REPORT:

IS CANADA THE WORLD’S “BUTT HOLE”

FOR TESTING BOMBS AND WMDs??

Sombody’s making deals with the devil!

July 26, 2007

“Ye Shall Know them by the Company they Keep” [from somewhere in the Bible?]

Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and Sharbot Obaadjiwan First Nation will be conducting a protest and information toll on Highway 7 in Perth on July 28th from 3pm-6pm. They want to stop uranium exploration and mining in North Frontenac County, 42 miles north of Kingson Ontario Canada. [For more information contact Chief Paula Sherman omanikwe@bell.blackberry.net 613-329-3706, Bob Lovelace at 613-374-5598, Chief Randy Cota 613-541-8205,  and Ormond Lee at 613-267-7584]

In a Memorandum of Understanding “Mining Resources Engineering Limited” MREL is continuing its weapons making and bomb exploding activities on Algonquin lands. We investigated and found a frightening profile on MREL.

MREL Encampment in the Bush

Their weapons testing is unacceptable! On July 13, 2007, some Indigenous people stumbled on their “secret” lab and explosive testing encampment in the bush on Sharbot Lake. They probably need to clean up some evidence of their questionable activities? We are now in the know! They are making weapons of genocide to be used on our people elsewhere in the world and, who knows, maybe even on us.

MREL tries to stay anonymous. Bill Bauer, the head, keeps company with some big guys in the BIG LEAGUE. Yes, the Department of National Defense Canada [DND] and the U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] are some of MREL’s biggest customers. They work secretly for the sake of “national security”, calling it “R&D” [Research & Development]. We know they don’t care about ‘our’ security. Why do we get the feeling that there’s a lot of “insanity” going on here? [Ask Bill Bauer of MREL at 613-545-0466 (111)Cell 613-530-0777. MREL hides out in Kingston].

Why should these secret companies and agencies know more about our security than us? We are the original owners of the land, and there are non-native settlers who live on our land.

Mysterious MREL has the high tech equipment to measure all forms of radiation. They provide their services to test weapons they call “explosives” at their unique “state of the art” at a remote facility in the wilderness of Algonquin territory.

For years MREL has been making a lot of noise in the Algonquin countryside. Their explosions can be heard and felt for miles around. Farmers have moved away because the noise causes their cows and goats to miscarry. [Are these lands going to become uninhabitable for hundreds of years?]

Unless one is close to the explosions, they aren’t likely to notice any smoke or odor. MREL uses high tech equipment to monitor the winds and other elements. Explosions are set off when the wind can blow the smoke away from human settlement into the bush, where it supposedly dissipates without causing any harm. Not true.

No Uranium Mining!

This summer up to 200 Algonquins and Allies are encamped at the Robertsville mine site, blocking road access to MREL’s 400 acre “facility” to stop a uranium mine that Frontenac Venture wants to open up. It’s just beyond MREL’s “property”.

Babies and small children are in the mine site camp where “tremolite”, a radioactive form of asbestos was once processed. The Algonquins have not been consulted, but they know the unseen dangers of radiation at the mine site. They know about the toxic chemicals and radiation and nuclear waste MREL left behind. Where is unbiased person with the diagnostic equipment to monitor the pollution?

The Algonquins wait and wonder what Canada, Frontenac Ventures, OPP, and so on will do next. They have a nerve to sue us for $77 million for trespassing and destroying our land? They should be sued for criminal intent to harm us.

Are MREL/DND/DRDC [Defense Research sector of DND] letting the encamped Algonquins and allies simmer in radioactivity to see what will become of them? Both Indigenous people and soldiers (not generals and military industry CEO’s) have been subjected to toxic biological and chemical substances in experiments. They are top secret until they get exposed by the victims or their families. Their stories never get public attention until the next crisis hits another community. Is it our turn now?

CADSI, the “Merchants of Death”

CADSI, Canadian Association of Defense & Security Industry” has a website with a list of suppliers to the military. MREL is on this list. So is “Blaney McMurtry” which is touted as “legal experts” for the defense industry.

Toronto-based Blaney McMurtry also represents the Algonquins of Ontario in their “sovereignty” and “land claims” negotiations with the Canadian and Ontario governments and their agents, the Ontario Provincial Police OPP, etc. They are at “cross purposes”. It’s a conflict of interest! They seem to have lost all perspective, big time! AAFNA presently has a lawyer, Chris Reid, from Toronto.

To add to the complications, some of the encamped Algonquins are OPP officers! What’s their role? Are they breaking Canadian law as trespassers or are they there to enforce the colonial law as OPP?

Some call the CADSI a list of the “Canadian Merchants of Death”. They are involved in war and the current escalating militarization of the globe.

Minister of Defense, Gordon O’Connor

On the CADSI list is “Hill & Knowlton”, a well known lobby firm for the Canadian military industry. Gordon O’Connor, Member of Parliament for Carleton-Mississippi Mills and the present Minister of Defense, is a former employee of Hill & Knowlton. [Oh! Oh! Internectine incest here!]

When asked about the possible conflict of interest, Gord glibly said, “Just watch me!” What does Gord know about MREL’s contracts with the DND which he oversees? He seems unconcerned about the people in his own riding who are being affected by MREL”s toxic airborne wastes and the Frontenac Ventures uranium mine if it is developed. Gord might have refurbished the old “Diefenbunker” and brought it up to snuff! [With an underground passage to it!]

DND “Top Secret” work at Sharbot Lake

How can we learn how MREL’s work is affecting us when it is under “secret” contract to DND? According to international law we have human rights to clean air, water, soil and food.

We are told MREL is doing research on “anti-terrorism”, testing ways to stop car bombs (IED’s). If anyone is testing methods to stop a car bomb, they have to blow up a car bomb, including the RDD radiological dispersal device and the car! Many cars, vans and shipping containers are being blown up. [All this just to conquer or kill poor people who are defending themselves!!]

Chemicals will spill on the ground. There will be huge holes in the ground. Toxic smoke will drift from the burning car and explosives. MREL has robots and radiation equipment to do all this at their “secret location” way in the bush. They call it an ideal “remote location” near Sharbot Lake.

MREL’s “FIXOR”

On the CADSI website MREL describes itself in glowing terms. “Our flagship product is FIXOR which will fix most anything. It contains two plastic bottles, one with FIXOR flammable liquid and the other with FIXOR powder. The liquid is poured into the other bottle, shaken and the bomb is formed. If it isn’t thrown at somebody or something, after a time FIXOR becomes non-explosive and easily transportable. FIXOR is for those who need “all purpose” bombs. [Remember, we were the first victims of the “Gatling guns” when the U.S. Army when it mounted it on a train bed and mowed us down!]

FIXOR formed the core of the AquaRam line of tactical disrupters for any EOD threat. It uses an explosive driven water that can take out a target with little collateral damage. The “mode d’imploi” for use is on each container in both official languages!

Native and settler residents were outraged. We found out about this when Frontenac Ventures got a permit to mine uranium right near the MREL explosion facilities. How handy for MREL! They’ll have a chance to use their expensive equipment.

MREL calls their projects “Humanitarian Demining” (HD)! [This is a new one! They have some “word smiths” on their payroll!] It’s one of Canada’s image building campaigns launched by Lloyd Axworthy. They even Boast about a “green” explosive, a totally biodegradable bomb! [Maybe it’s a fart! Those guys appear like they could do big ones!]

Conclusion

It is like sitting in a living room watching television. Something is going on in a secret room in another part of the house. We hear strange noises and goings on. We don’t know what they are doing. We are getting some hints. Finally we see someone and ask, “What’s going on?”

They answer, “Nothing. Just trust us. We know what we are doing. Enjoy yourself while we do all these things to you”. Meanwhile a greenish deadly cloud comes floating out of the room. It starts to eat up the house, the environment and the people. It gets into the atmosphere, the water and everybody starts to get sick.

Finally, someone close to us gets violently sick and we take them to the hospital. The doctors don’t know what is causing the convulsions and the sickness. The people from the secret room say, “We can’t tell you. It’s a secret”.

Why didn’t we ask what these mad scientists were doing behind closed doors? We can’t trust them. What if this kind of sickness goes everywhere, into nearby cities? Everyone will be affected, even the mad scientists.

Nobody wants to test bombs on their own land except Canada. Canada has no shame and no respect for itself. No shame. It’s opened up our land for testing lethal weapons that will destroy us and our land. Are Indigenous people and the Canadian public being experimented upon?

Kahentinetha Horn

MNN Mohawk Nation News

Note: On the following pages of this report is information on MREL and other companies and agencies that are part of a powerful group of military related organizations around the world. Included are the names, companies and contact information. They are involved in the field of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Research and Technology Initiatives.

Department of National Defense Canada

1. DND www.forces.gc.ca; Gordon O’Connor, Minister of Defense and Conservative MP, House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Telephone: (613) 992-1119 Fax: (613) 992-1043 EMail: OConnor.G@parl.gc.ca, Web Site: www.gordonoconnor.ca/;

Gord’s constituency Office is at 240 Michael Cowpland Drive Kanata, Ontario K2M 1P6, Telephone: (613) 592-3469 Fax: (613) 592-4756]

2. Defense Research & Development Canada DRDC is in Ottawa, 3701 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Z4 Tel: (613) 991-4153 Fax: (613) 998-2675 Email: info-ottawa@drdc-rddc.gc.ca, Email: media-ottawa@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

http://www.drdc.gc.ca/home_e.asp

CRTI

3.“Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Research and Technology Initiative”, which coordinates and funds projects with 21 different agencies and departments listed at http://www.crti.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/partners/default.asp.

CRTI has a mandate “to fund projects in science and technology (S&T) that will strengthen Canada’s preparedness for, prevention of, and response to potential CBRNE threats to public safety and security.” http://www.crti.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/about_us/default.asp [Website suddenly went down]

4.Prominent members of CRTI are the “Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission”, (CSIS) “Canadian Security Intelligence Service”, the mysterious Canadian spy agency CSE “Communication Security Establishment”, DRDC “Defence Research and Development Canada”, “Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada”, “Environment Canada”, “Health Canada”, “Natural Resources Canada”, “Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC, “Public Safety Canada” and the “Royal Canadian Mounted Police” [another farce!].

5. CRTI recently hosted a symposium looking for more industry business. They work for both private and governmental military agencies. They study and test chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives possibilities. Some have intriguing but chilling project names with no details.

6. CRTI 03-0021TD: “Assay Development and Production Team for the Identification of Bioterrorism Agents: Detection and Identification of Bacillus Anthracis Protective Antigen and Biological Threat Agents by Electrochemiluminescence” [We are getting a whole bunch of b.s. here].

7. CRTI 03-0021TD: “Assay Development and Production Team for the Identification of Bioterrorism Agents: Hybridoma Development Capacity”, at DRDC Suffield 57;

8. Development of “Multiple Immunoassays Using a Single Antibody against Bacillus anthracis Protective Antigen”. This project is lead by Public Health Agency of Canada – National Microbiology Laboratory. Their federal partners are DRDC Suffield and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. [Who knows what we are being hit with anymore? “Genetically modified” doesn’t have to be put on the list of ingredients in the food we eat.]

9. CRTI 0029RD: “Protecting the First Responder Against CB Threats”. This project is lead by Royal Military College of Canada. Its federal partners are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Health Canada, Department of National Defense. Directors are from Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense and Defense Research and Development Canada. Their industry partner is 3M Canada. [Is “Scotch Tape” a front for what they really do?]

10. CRTI 05-0043RD: “Economic Impact of Radiological Terrorist Events” is headed by DRDC Ottawa. Their federal partners are Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. Their industry partners are Battelle Memorial Institute and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

11. Scientists working on CRTI projects include:

Ruth Wilkins, Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada, 775 Brookfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1C1, (613) 941-7263, Ruth_Wilkins@hc-sc.gc.ca

Sami Qutob, Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada, 775 Brookfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1C1, (613) 957-2731, Sami_Qutob@hc-sc.gc.ca

Dale Buchanan, Chalk River Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario, K0J 1J0, (613) 584-8811 ext. 6122, buchanand@aecl.ca

Yvonne Devantier, Chalk River Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, (613) 584-8811, devantiery@aecl.ca

Roger Hugron, Director of Nuclear Studies and Analysis, Director General of Nuclear Safety, Department of National Defense, Major-General George R. Pearkes Building, 101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K2, (613) 995-9506, HUGRON.JJMR@forces.gc.ca

Murray Smith, Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada,2720 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K9, (613) 941-3633, murray_smith@hc-sc.gc.ca

Eva Gudgin Dickson, Department of Chemistry and

Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of

Canada, P.O. Box 17000, Station Forces, Kingston,

Ontario, K7K 7B4, (613) 541-6000 ext. 6217, dickson-e@rmc.ca

Paul Bodurtha, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, (613) 541-6000 ext. 6577, paul.bodurtha@rmc.ca

Brian Harrison, Sorbecon Research Inc., 193 Knudson Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2C2, (613) 591-3783, brianh@sorbecon.com

Tom Beardall, Deputy Project Manager, Phoenix OHC, Inc., 837 Princess Street, Suite 500, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1G8, (613) 544-4046, tb@phoenix-ohc.ca

Ugis Bickis, Standards Team Leader, Phoenix OHC, Inc., 837 Princess St., Suite 500, Kingston, Ontario

Tom Cousins, DRDC Ottawa, 3701 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Z4, (613) 998-2312, tom.cousins@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

Barbara Reichmuth, Battelle National Security Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington, U.S. 99352, (509) 375-2128, barbara.reichmuth@pnl.gov

Xiaojiang Dai, Chemical and Biological Defence Section, DRDC Suffield, P.O. Box 4000, Station Main, Medicine Hat, Alberta,T1A 8K6, (403) 520-5155, xiaojiang.dai@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

Sarah Hayward, Chemical and Biological Defence Section, DRDC Suffield, Medicine Hat, Alberta, (403) 544-4395, sarah.hayward@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

Elaine Fulton, Chemical and Biological Defence Section, DRDC Suffield, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8K6, (403) 544-4630, elaine.fulton@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

All this to kill off poor people! Do these characters get a “high” when they blow up something or somebody? If that’s their problem, they should go to Disneyland four times a years to work it off.

ADAPT

12. ADAPT Assay Development and Production Team: “National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease”. ADAPT is a group of scientists who develop immunodiagnostic reagents and assays, for human, animal, and zoonotic biothreat agents that can be validated, produced, and distributed to first responders should a biothreat event occur. ADAPT will transition the immunoreagents to a sensitive and rapid immunoassay system using an electrochemiluminescence (ECL) platform. [They make it sound like a theatre production!] The M-SERIES M1MR analyzer is from BioVeris Corporation.

13. ADAPT compares antibodies developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and DRDC Suffield to antibodies available from DRDC collaborators in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK), for use in the M1M ECL assay. [CRTI 0027RD Biological Dosimetry and Markers of Nuclear and Radiological Exposures]. This project is headed by Health Canada. Its federal partners are DRDC Ottawa, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and McMaster University

“CBRENworld”

14. “CBRNEworld: is an international magazine based in England. This “official media partner” is in bed with the industry. MREL gets stroked in the Summer 2007 issue available at their web site. MREL has emblazoned their web site with their big fat logos. Discovery Channel even got sucked into doing a show on MREL in their “Future Weapons” series. Sick! Sick! Sick! http://www.cbrneworld.com/

E-mail: david.levitt@cbrneworld.com Telephone: +44(0)208 744 0860 Mobile: +44(0)7769 554051 Fax: +44(0)208 7440860 E-mail: gwyn.winfield@cbrneworld.com Telephone: +44(0)7974 537016

CADSI Canadian Association

Of Defense & Security Industries

15. CADSI “represents over 500 member companies that like to bomb. They are the “essential contributors” to Canada’s national defense and security. They “generate billions of dollars to the Canadian economy every year”. CADSI 2006 Board of Directors include people from important military industries like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Thales Canada and Rheinmetall Canada Inc.

CADSI hosts events such as “CanSec” [sometimes called “CanSick”], a military trade show at the Ottawa Congress Centre every April where exhibitors can show off their new war toys.

CADSI’s address is 130 Slater Street, Suite 1250 Ottawa, ON K1P 6E2, Telephone: 613-235-5337 Fax: 613-235-0784, Email: cadsi@defenceandsecurity.ca

Their staff includes:

* Tim Page, President

* Catherine Lyons, CANSEC Booth Bookings

* Alex Scholten, Events Manager

* Martine Proulx, Membership Manager

* Andrea Walton, Manager, Operations &

Administration

MREL belongs to a number of international organizations including the TSWG and the IABTI.

TSWG “Technical Support Working Group”

16. TSWG is a “Technical Support Working Group” based in the U.S. Contact information is limited to http://www.tswg.gov/tswg/home/home.htm [The web site seems to be busy these days!]

IABTI “International Association

Of Bomb Technicians & Investigators”

17. IABTI is the “International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators” www.iabti.org

P.O. Box 160, Goldvein, VA 22720-0160 USA

Telephone: 540-752-4533 Fax: 540-752-2796

admin@iabti.org members@iabti.org. The International Director’s address is P.O. BOX 441, DOVETON, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 3177 id@iabti.org

Director of Operations is at P.O. Box 160 Goldvein, VA 22720-0160 admin@iabti.org

The Chairman of Advisors can be emailed at advisors@iabti.org

The Chairman of Trustees can be reached at

trustees@iabti.org

IABTI technicians are qualified to handle explosive materials. [We should hope so!] Through IABTI they can share knowledge at their many trade shows and demonstrations all over the world.

“IABTI is the largest tradeshow in the world exclusively devoted to the “Bomb Technician” and “EOD specialist”. MREL will have the AquaRam™ Tactical Disrupters on display in Phoenix”, Arizona from July 29th to August 3rd. [Bill Bauer of MREL can’t wait to get there and brag about his ‘you-know-what!]

“Persons of Interest”

18. There are a few others: MREL

MREL Group of Companies, 1555 Sydenham Rd. Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V4, Telephone: (613) 545-0466, Fax: (613) 542-8029, Email: info@mrel.com

bbauer@mrel.com, jwight@mrel.com Website URL: http://www.mrel.com

Frontenac Ventures Corp.

19. Frontenac Ventures Corp. has their own “Tricky Dickies” like Director William Radvak, founder and president of Resource BioMedical Corporation, is also on the Board of Directors of Frontenac Ventures Corp, [also known as “Frankenstein Adventures Corps] the company that wants to build a uranium mine on unceded Algonquin territory. He can be reached at his company, Resource BioMedical headquarters http://www.responsebio.com/index.asp

1-888-591-5577RAMP.

“Resource BioMedical” works with those immunoassay systems mentioned in the CRTI symposium document quoted above. It is not known if they are directly involved with a CRTI project. [But they’re cozying up real quick].

They also trade on TSX Ventures.

Biodefense

20. “Update: Biodefense product and industry news: The RAMP® System is the new gold standard in biological field detection. RAMP provides first responders, military personnel and public safety workers, and those responsible for facility security with rapid, on-site, reliable information”. [There you go! If you get killed, they’ll quickly claim your body for scientific study. If you get injured, you’re on your own!] They do tests for anthrax, ricin, bottox and pox.” [Isn’t this used for getting rid of wrinkles and creating big artificial oversized blubbery lips?}

Response Medical Corp.

21. BioMedical just received some big bucks. http://www.responsebio.com. On July 24, 2007 Response Biomedical Corporation announced that they closed the financing announced July 9, 2007, raising $12 million. It was a “bought deal private placement whereby the Company issued 12,000,000 common shares at a price of $1.00 for each common share.” [When is the U.S. going to get off its “war economy” and get back to a “people based” economy?]

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8 Comments

  • 1. bcwaterboy  |  August 1, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    O’Connor and Harper sometimes forget that Canadians have a little more finely tuned bullshit monitor and don’t believe everything said, like Larry King not pointing out to Dick Cheney last night that he is a terrible liar and ought to give it up.

  • 2. JJ  |  August 1, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Damn I’m having trouble commenting again. What I said was something like:

    This is a scandal, if I understand it correctly. And the MNN seems to be the only ones really keeping on it… good for them, and good for you for continuing to keep this up front.

  • 3. Lynn Daniluk  |  August 5, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Please remove my contact information from this posting.

    Once again a lot of this information is false. This person does not represent the Algonquin Alliance who are at the front line of this protest.

    Thank you for your attention,

    Lynn Daniluk

    Algonquin Alliance Statement Against Uranium Exploration and Mining

    On June 28, 2007 leadership and members of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation moved to secure the site of a proposed uranium mine in the traditional lands of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation near Ardoch Ontario. Frontenac Ventures Corporation, under the ownership of George White had been notified by mail to vacate the premises prior to the 28th with his equipment and staff. On the 28th members of the two Algonquin communities moved in and secured the site to prevent the drilling of uranium core samples which were slated to begin the following week.

    Upon securing the site, the two communities established an alliance whose overall purpose was to prohibit access to the site and any proposed drilling within and around the site and all associated sites by Frontenac Ventures Corporation. The Algonquin alliance discovered through an initial search that multiple users had been granted access to the site and land surrounding the site by the MNR, Mining and Northern Development and private owners. At no time did any of these ministries or private owners contact or secure permission from Algonquin people to use the lands or resources in question. In fact, while Algonquin people in the area had heard rumours of a proposed uranium mine in Frontenac County, we were not aware of the plans to develop a mine on our traditional territory until Gloria Morrison, a private land owner in the region, attended a council meeting and asked for the Ardoch Algonquin council’s help in protecting her property. Gloria came to the meeting because 60 acres of her 100 acre holding had been staked by Frontenac Ventures under the Mining Act. She had exhausted all other alternatives at that point and hoped that Algonquin people could help her as she understood that the land she had purchased was in the historical territory of Algonquin people.

    As already mentioned the overall purpose of the Algonquin alliance is to prohibit access to the site and any proposed drilling within and around the site and all associated sites. This includes sites that are privately owned and leased to Frontenac Ventures Corporation as this usage is against the Original Teachings and Guiding Principles which provide the guidance necessary to live within Mino-Pimaadiziwin (which means to live the good life, in a balanced way that promotes the sustainability of the Natural World and all living entities). The alliance is using a four-pronged approach to dealing with uranium exploration and mining which includes education of the larger community on the dangers of uranium exploration and mining and direct action in various locations in Algonquin territory to bring local, national and international attention to the issue. The two Algonquin communities who make up this alliance are also concerned with their responsibility as Anishinaabe people to examine prior usage of the land and resources by all users who have been granted access by the province of Ontario. Part of that strategy is to develop sound mechanisms for restoring balance to the land and waterways that have been impacted by their activities on the land and also create protocols of interaction that can be used with future users so that the same mistakes do not occur again.

    The alliance also has to deal with the other users who were granted access to our territory through the province. One such user is MREL. MREL is a company that has moved heavily into the defence and security industry, and in particular the development of a range of vehicle disrupters which are used to neutralize improvised explosive devises and bomb laden vehicles, placed in anything from regular automobiles up to tractor trailer sized trucks. The units are robot deployed and designed to minimize collateral damage. The thrust of their work is humanitarian with an emphasis on saving lives, both by countering the threat of bombs in the civilian community, as well as to improve the defence capability of Canadian troops.

    As MREL’s current contract is designed to save lives, and not connected to the drilling of core samples or uranium mining, the alliance has made the decision to permit MREL to enter the site under a memorandum of understanding between MREL and Ardoch and Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nations. The memorandum of understanding will cover only the current project related to their research on vehicle disrupters. It will cover the nature of required clean-up from previous MREL work, set out the protocols for relating to the land in a way that promotes balanced relationships with the land and waterscapes, while also enabling MREL to complete the project in the designated timeframe. Any other usage of the site by MREL would have to be renegotiated. The MOU will also address the issue of securing the site while MREL is conducting their research. MREL has also come out openly against George While and Frontenac Ventures Corporation and has provided the alliance with numerous documents, maps, and correspondence that supports our position against uranium mining.

    The alliance is also concerned with a new tendency on the part of some individuals to treat this site as a tourist attraction. The articulation of our autonomy here is a serious issue for both Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and for Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation. We have secured the area for the sole purpose of preventing the drilling of core samples which would lead to the development of a uranium mine on our traditional territory. Securing the area means literally keeping everyone out unless they have been invited to enter at the main gate where the encampment is located. This policy is necessary to secure the safety of everyone, inside and outside the gate. The entire parameter has been secured through the use of warriors to prevent access to Frontenac Venture Corporation and no one should enter the site as you could be seen as working for FVC. This encampment and occupation of the surrounding land and watersheds is part of an ongoing resistance on the part of these two First Nations to resist the attempts of Frontenac Ventures Corporation to drill core samples, it should respectfully not be treated as a tourist attraction.

    The Algonquin alliance and resistance force is being assisted by CCAMU, Mining Watch, and other environmental and citizenship groups who are opposed to uranium mining. Many of the individuals involved in the various groups have had their own property staked under the Mining Act by Frontenac Ventures Corporation. While Algonquin people are concentrating on direct actions that articulate our autonomy in the valley of the Kiji Sìbì (which is a necessary component in the overall efforts to prevent uranium exploration and mining on our traditional lands), our non-Aboriginal friends and neighbours have renewed ancient relationships with the Algonquin people and communities here and have taken up once again their side of the wampum belt that was neglected long ago by their ancestors. Their efforts to create and disperse important information on the Mining Act and impacts of uranium mining have gone a long way in gaining outside support for our struggle to stop Frontenac in their tracks. Our non-Aboriginal neighbours have also created a network of support for the Algonquin and other Aboriginal communities who remain on the site behind the gate. This network of concerned friends and neighbours have taken it upon themselves to make sure that the people who remain there have the food, supplies, and necessities needed to maintain the occupation until a positive resolution can be achieved. Both Algonquin communities, as well as the other Aboriginal people at the site greatly appreciate the dedication and sacrifices made by everyone who has supported and continues to support our efforts to stop the proposed uranium exploration and mining on Algonquin land and that of our neighbours.

    Direct Action

    The alliance has taken several direct actions in the past few weeks to draw attention to the issue including two protest marches down Highway 7 in Sharbot Lake. The next direct action will take place on July 28 in Perth. Those wishing to participate in the action should meet at the lot behind Wendys at 3pm. This particular action will take place at two spots on Highway 7. There will be pylons inserted into the middle of the road to slow it down to two lanes. We will be setting up information tolls at each end of Perth on Highway 7. Cars will be allowed to travel but at a much slower pace which will permit us to provide info on the issue and also ask for donations which are needed to sustain the resistance force at the site and to pay for legal fees. We will need volunteers to stand at each end of the highway with picket signs and eight people to work the information toll. We will maintain the information toll from 3pm-6pm. We will continue to plan such actions on Highway Seven moving next to Carleton Place and eastward……eventually reaching Ottawa if necessary.

    Legal Strategy

    The Algonquin alliance has secured the legal services of Chris Reid, who is an expert on Aboriginal rights and law. Chris is working from the legal standpoint that Algonquin people never surrendered our lands and thus our autonomy and jurisdiction remain intact in the areas in which Frontenac Ventures Corporation has staked and plans to drill core samples. The details of that strategy need to remain confidential, but we will keep you updated on the progress made.

    Response from Frontenac Ventures Corporation

    Frontenac Ventures Corporation has responded to our protest in a variety of ways, including issuing a statement in the Globe and Mail wherein Frontenac’s CEO George White suggested that perhaps companies in Canada should utilize paramilitary forces such as those used in Africa (if you have seen Blood Diamond you will get the idea) to protect mining interests from people such as ourselves, which he equated with terrorism. In a meeting held last week, White’s lawyer said several nasty things about our Mohawk allies and asked point blank if there were Mohawk warriors on the premises. White also promised swift legal action against us at that meeting and has followed through with that threat as we have been told that he has filed a 77 million dollar law suit against the two Algonquin communities here and their associated leaders. While a security force showed up at several points today trying to serve the notice, no one accepted it and they will now deliver it to our legal team which is being led by Chris Reid out of Toronto.

    Fundraising

    Given the length of time we will need to maintain the occupation of our lands and the nature of the legal issues, we will need to implement and maintain various fundraising initiatives and activities over the next few months. Frank Morrison, who alerted us to the activities of Frontenac Ventures Corporation, is in the process of organizing a major benefit concert to take place in Carleton Place which will help in that regard, as will the one that is scheduled for Weds in Sharbot Lake. If you are not able to come and stand with us on the ground here please get involved in organizing fundraising activities to support our efforts here and what will be undoubtedly a lengthy and costly legal battle. All funds raised can be dropped off at the gate or mailed to 1045 Canoe Lane Ardoch, ON. Please specify that mailed funds go to fight uranium mining and the efforts of the Algonquin people occupying the site. If you are not able to get involved in the organization of fundraising activities, please consider dropping off or sending in your donation to support this important issue. Uranium exploration and mining will destroy our traditional territory and make it impossible to live off the land or to maintain our responsibilities to the land and waterways. We are doing this for the benefit of your children and grandchildren, so that they will have a future as Algonquin people.

    CHI-MIIGWECH!

    The Algonquin Alliance of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation & Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation

  • 4. sooey  |  August 12, 2007 at 11:50 am

    You’re tagged, Harpy!

    http://www.sooeys.com/blogs/sooeysays/2007/08/pass_it_on.html

  • 5. Wandering Coyote  |  August 15, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Hmmmm…Chuck Strahl as Indian Affairs minister? This can’t be good.

  • 6. harpervalley  |  August 25, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    waterboy…why would king miss something like that….to keep ratings up so replithugs will watch him too, or to ‘save face’ iffin ya know what i mean 😀

    JJ, ya, kahentinetha stays right on top of things. i do my best to post some of her articles but mnn is well worth going to on it’s own.

    lynn, i’ve removed you as a contact, as requested. it took a while as i’ve been at tsuu t’ina for a few weeks. it’s all perspective, isn’t it, and i just can’t buy the ‘safety’ aspect of mrel.

    sooey….i’m pleading time as have been away, so, no go on the tag. 😀

    coyote…..’the thug’ will probably start wearing a cowboy hat….ewwwww!!!

  • […] first inclination of anything was a comment by Lynn Daniluk here. Lynn asked me to remove her as a contact , which Mohawk Nation News had listed. Fair enough, but […]

  • 8. joshua  |  December 4, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    wow?


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