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Committing Harry Perry….What’s Going on at Sharbot Lake?

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What’s happening with the alliance between the Algonquin amongst themselves, Six Nations and other protestors over the uranium mining near Sharbot Lake in Ontario???

My 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 then she posts a huge blurb that includes saying this about MREL, the company responsible for testing bombs at the site:

“..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.”

Right. So are these people brainwashed or cashwashed by the OPP, military, and maybe a few international unions concerned over lay-offs? And of course there’s other companies and corporations involved in the manufacturing of anything. I lay dormant on this though…what can I say, I was stuck on a rez with no internet.

Leave it to Mohawk Nation News (whom I find to be the most reliable source for indigenous reporting) to start having a look when the scenario suddenly changed for them and the Algonquin’s Chief Harold Perry:

OPP “LOOSE CANNONS” AT SHARBOT LAKE –
BIZARRE AND STRANGE HAPPENINGS!

MNN. Sept. 8, 2007. On Saturday September 8th MNN went to
Sharbot Lake to support the Algonquins in friendship. We
Mohawks are concerned about the outcome of the protest
against uranium mining because the Ottawa and St. Lawrence
River watershed on Kanion’ke:haka land is going to be affected.
We won’t let our water table get poisoned.

Algonquin war chief Harold Perry initially sent a wampum to the
Tyendinaga Mohawks for our people to join them. The wampum
is an official invitation for us to take part in the operation, not just
to be bystanders.

The Algonquins have asked supporters to visit the site of the protest.
They are trying to stop Frontenac Ventures from opening up a
uranium mine on their unsurrendered territory. Every sane and
healthy person, whether indigenous or a member of the colonial
society, can support this.

The reception at the site was stiff. We were invited to go behind
the wired fence in front of the old vacant Robertsville Mine on
Highway 509 west of Perth Ontario. We talked with war chief Earl
Brodeur. His wisdom appears to be beyond idealism. Earl told us
they were getting worldwide attention following the articles.
This is an issue that the governments who have been bought off
by commercial ventures would rather ignore.

Then the old war chief, Harold Perry, came out of the tent meeting
that was taking place beside the road outside the gate. He told us
we were not welcome and to leave immediately. He accused MNN
of inaccuracies in the stories about their issue. They say they’ve
been “damaged by them” and wanted control over MNN stories.
We were then escorted to the outside of the front gate and stood
next to the road.
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