The Vancouver Canucks, Smudging, Obnoxious Scalper and Cops…
My friend did a smudge around Roger’s Arena for the 7th game of the Canucks vs. the Blackhawks. The Nucks won. Then she did it again for the 5th game against the Predators, but an obnoxious, loud-mouth big baby scalper whined to her that the smudge smelled like shit. She explained it was a First Nations rite to remove negative energy and he said he didn’t care if it was First Nations, it smelled like shit. He TOLD her to put it out. She refused. He got two security guards.
The security guards asked her to put it out or move. She refused, saying she was on unceeded FN territory. They said they’d have to have her forcibly removed. She said, ‘You can try”. Four cops came. Same scenario. She told them to be patient, it would be out soon. They kept telling her she was on private property belonging to the Aqualini family. She kept saying she was on unceeded land.
Two Canuck thugs in suits came over and the same thing went on. One cop asked her why she was videotaping them. She said, “Because you’re going to look really stupid on Youtube”. That changed things. They conferrred then asked how long it would take to go out. She said she already told them it would be about 5 minutes. They all said OK, and became respectful and inquisitive. She told them she was burning sweetgrass and sage, sacred herbs. One cop asked if she would say prayers for the cops. She said sure.
The Canucks lost because the obnoxious scalper broke the smudge.
For the first game against San Jose, my friend went with three friends. She approached the police and security before she lit the smudge and was given the OK . After when they waited for the smudge to go out a security guard came up and said some people were complaining about the smell and asked her politely to move around the corner. She was respectful so my friend moved. Who should be around the corner but the obnoxious scalper.
He saw her and gave her the finger. My friend went up to take a picture of her and tried to grab her camera/phone twice. This is assault. He said the smudge bothered his sinuses. Hmm, last time he only said it smelled like shit, now he had a wussy fake complaint. The smudge was not broken because four people were involved. I hope no one buys tickets from this low life scalper. Nice job, NOT!
It is my hopes that people can learn a bit more about a FN rite and be educated that the land in Vancouver was taken by coersion and never ceded. I send love and light to the obnoxious man.