Caledonia milestone: DCE occupiers & OPP respect rights of non-natives during Truth & Reconciliation Rally

“I believe the greatest reason the OPP both acknowledged our Charter Rights and then protected them this past Sunday was because we have maintained a clear message of Equality under the Law for all people, that the Rule of Law demands all people obey the Law and that we have remained peaceful even in difficult situations.”Gary McHale

Gary McHale, DCE occupation site, June 19/11Something changed in Caledonia yesterday. In a way never before seen in the history of the Caledonia crisis both the OPP and the occupiers of the Douglas Creek Estates displayed respect for the rights of non-natives at yesterday’s CANACE/Caledonia Victims Project Truth & Reconciliation Rally yesterday, and that respect resulted in us being able to place our symbolic Apology/Reconciliation monument on the paved road-allowance portion of the entrance to DCE while we made some short speeches and answered questions from the media.

The contrast between the conduct of the OPP and the occupiers yesterday compared to our Feb 27th and March 27th attempts to place our monument couldn’t have been more stark. During those attempts the OPP stood by as occupiers bumped, assaulted, and screamed insults at us from inches away, and falsely accused us of assault. During the March rally officers watched as our monument was stolen from us by occupiers, destroyed and then burnt with our Canadian flag.

Yesterday’s event, however, was nothing short of remarkable.

Pre-Rally Father’s Day BBQ

Stuart Laughton sings the blues in Caledonia, June 19/11We held a BBQ at the farm of Ernie Palmer at the south end of Caledonia with free hotdogs and drinks from 12-2pm. We were joined by members of a Jewish group, some of whom have read Helpless and are concerned about both the existence of racial policing and the involvement of anti-Israel groups in the Caledonia crisis.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Father’s Day BBQ and Truth & Reconciliation Rally in Caledonia, Sunday, June 19th

UPDATE: Caledonia milestone: DCE occupiers & OPP respect rights of non-natives during Truth & Reconciliation Rally
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CANACE logo           Caledonia Victims Project. Click the image to find out about the dancer.

Joint Media Release by CANACE and Caledonia Victims Project – June 9, 2011

Father’s Day BBQ (free food & live entertainment)
– 12 to 2 pm –

and

Truth and Reconciliation Rally in Caledonia on Sunday June 19 at 2 p.m. [PDF]

CANACE, founded by Gary McHale, and the Caledonia Victims Project, founded by Mark Vandermaas, are holding a Truth and Reconciliation Rally in Caledonia as part of their on-going efforts to bring about lasting peace based on truth, justice, mutual respect and restoration of the Rule of Law.

A Father’s Day Barbecue will precede the rally from 12 noon to 2 pm Sunday June 19th where we will be serving free hotdogs and drinks to the public at the farm of Mr. Ernie Palmer [LINK, MAP]. All are welcome to drop in to chat and listen to the music of multi-instrumentalist Stuart Laughton who was an original member of Canadian Brass [LINK] and founder of the roots-rock band Porkbelly Futures [LINK]. He is also Founder & Artistic Director of The Forest Festival [LINK] in Haliburton, Ontario. Stuart will be singing and playing guitar on a selection of favourite songs by Willie P. Bennett, James Taylor, Jim Cuddy, Ron Sexsmith and others.

At 2 p.m. we will go to Douglas Creek Estates to place our Truth and Reconciliation Monument on the road allowance at the entrance to DCE. At both our Feb. 27 and Mar. 27 rallies the OPP refused to uphold the law as non-natives were swarmed, harassed and assaulted. During the Feb. event the OPP refused to remove trespassers on the private property we were using, but later arrested Gary McHale for attempting to remove their leader who had led a large group of pro-occupation activists to swarm him, and refused instructions to leave. That charge has now been withdrawn by the Crown [LINK]. On March 27th the OPP allowed the occupiers to steal, destroy, then burn our original monument along with our Canadian flag [LINK].

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R. v. Gary McHale (Assault)

Caledonia Lawsuits & Court Actions> Targeting of Non-Native Activists  R. v. Gary McHale (Assault)

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAA charge of Assault was laid against Gary McHale arising out of a ‘Truth & Reconciliation’ rally held Feb 27/11. It was dropped by the Crown on June 07/11 because there “was no reasonable prospect for conviction.”

The charge was laid by the OPP in connection with a Feb 27/11 Truth & Reconciliation Rally in Caledonia organized by McHale and Caledonia Victims Project founder Mark Vandermaas where non-native participants were swarmed, harassed and assaulted by native occupiers and busloads of unionists, anarchists and anti-Israel types led by CUPE 3903 leader Tom Keefer.

Keefer and the groups he works with have been supporting native lawlessness in the Haldimand Tract since 2006:

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History of the Mohawk Warrior flag: a legacy of lawlessness

Warrior flag w/masked native, Caledonia, 2006Some native militants have claimed the Mohawk Warrior flag is merely a benign ‘Unity Flag’ of peace with no sinister intent or symbolism behind its use, despite a long and highly visible association with extreme violence, intimidation and criminal activity in places like Oka, Akwasasne and Caledonia.

Not only is this claim highly dubious on its surface, the birth of the Mohawk Warrior flag flag in violence and criminality has been well documented in a Masters thesis by a Concordia University student named Kahente Horn-Miller who “…is Bear Clan Kanienkehaka and lives near Montreal Canada on the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory…”

Horn-Miller’s mother Kahn-Tineta Horn – as she notes in the Acknowledgements section (page iv) – was a “Warrior during the Oka crisis”:

  • Concordia University, Kahente Horn-Miller Master of Arts thesis, August 2003: The Emergence of the Mohawk Warrior Flag [PDF, 238p; accessed May 31/11, if no longer available – contact Mark Vandermaas for copy: info@caledoniavictimsproject.ca]
  • Concordia University, May 12/09: Bio – Kahente Horn-Miller [PDF]

‘The Emergence of the Mohawk Warrior Flag: a symbol of Indigenous unification and impetus to assertion of identiy and rights commencing in the Kanienkehaka community of Kahnawake’ [PDF, 238p]

[p86-88 (PDF p94-96)]

2007 Stirling subdivision occupation, Caledonia, site of attack on Sam Gualtieri (below). Warrior flag visible beside sign in centre of photo. Early on in the research process it became apparent that there was more than one flag. In fact there are two flags. One is known as the Unity flag which stems from its creation in the context of the assertion of sovereignty in the early seventies with the establishement of the Independent North American State of Ganienkeh. The second flag is known as the Kahnawake Warrior Flag or Mohawk Flag which emerged at another time of assertion of sovereignty in the late 1980’s. […]

In May 1974, a group of Kanienkehaka seized a 612-acre former summer camp for girls at Moss Lake in upstate New York and claimed it as sovereign Kanienkehaka territory. They named this new terroritory Ganienkeh. […] After some shooting incidents where two-non-native citizens and a nine year old girl were injured, New York State…negotiated with the Kanienkehaka for their removal from the original site [of Ganienkeh].

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JOINT NEWS RELEASE re High Park, Toronto protest Saturday, May 28th

PROTEST COVERAGE (includes many great photos):

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Caledonia Victims Project. Click the image to find out about the dancer.

CANACE logo   

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– Joint News Release by CANACE and the Caledonia Victims Project –  

City of Toronto approves racially segregated park land [PDF

CANACE, founded by Gary McHale, and the Caledonia Victims Project, founded by Mark Vandermaas, are holding an Information Rally in High Park in Toronto on May 28, 2011 in order to inform the public about the dangers to public safety regarding the ongoing illegal occupation of High Park by Native protesters. The illegal occupation in High Park is being conducted under the banner of Six Nations and Mohawk warriors. 

The City of Toronto has already decided to fence off the park land where Native protesters have stated they will continue to use the land at will. There is little doubt non-Natives will be banned from the area in order to appease the protesters. 

All who have read Christie Blatchford’s book Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us are aware of the victimization of Haldimand residents by a small minority of Native extremists, and how government appeasement victimized innocent people. The public needs to be aware that these so-called peaceful occupations can lead to serious violence once governments refuse to uphold the Rule of Law. 

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Caledonia: Was the Conservative Party of Canada friend or foe to victims?

Excerpt from
‘Caledonia: An Illegal Peacekeeping Mission on Canadian Soil’
[PDF, 11p]; PowerPoint presentation [PPT, 22.5MB]
presented by Mark Vandermaas,
Delhi Belgian Club, April 14/11

110414 Conservatives Against Racism townhall, Delhi Belgian Club, April 14/11. Clockwise from lower left: Mark Vandermaas, Merlyn Kinrade, Doug Fleming, Gary McHale. Photo by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer[…] I would like to preface my final set of remarks by saying that I have voted for the Conservative Party all my adult life. In fact, the only party I have ever been a member of was the Reform Party under Preston Manning.

As someone who has volunteered four and a half years of my life to working towards ending race-based policing in Ontario and as someone who holds conservative values I am compelled to ask a question during this election:

What were Diane Finley and the Harper government doing while the Ontario government was undermining Canada’s Charter of Rights and our precious rule of law during the past 5 years?

SLIDE: HAS ANYONE SEEN DIANE FINLEY?

This picture from Gary McHale’s 2006 March for Freedom shows a resident carrying a sign that was posted around Caledonia to convey the sentiments about their MP’s lack of interest. It says, “Has anyone seen Diane Finley?”

Diane Finley has brushed off Doug Fleming’s attempts to meet with her to discuss the blight of illegal smokeshacks in his community. She has so far rejected our attempts to set up a meeting to talk about Caledonia issues.

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ELECTION TOWNHALL MEETING (Haldimand-Norfolk): Delhi Belgian Club, April 14

2011 ELECTION TOWNHALL MEETING

Thursday, April 14th at 7pm
Delhi Belgian Club
360 James Street, Delhi N4B 2B4 [MAP]

Hosted by: Conservatives Against Racism

– Keynote Speakers –

Gary McHale
President, CANACE
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality
Report on lawlessness and failure of government to help victims of crime

Mark Vandermaas
Founder, Caledonia Victims Project
Report on illegal peacekeeping mission on Canadian soil and failure to honour signed U.N. agreements re the Rule of Law

Doug Fleming
Owner ‘Dougs Smokes’
Report on illegal tobacco and current RCMP stats

IMPORTANT ELECTION ISSUES

Law & Order

Helping Victims of Crime – in particular, the residents of Caledonia

Illegal Tobacco 

Candidates have been invited to attend and to speak to issues

The format of this event will be that we will do a 75 minute presentation, then allow each candidate 6 minutes to say anything they want to the public (of course, we encourage each candidate to speak to the issues raised in our presentation). We will then have a Q&A time. Candidates are encourage to bring their material to hand out. There will be a time for people to meet with the Candidates after the Q&A – event ends at 10 p.m.

– MEDIA CONTACT – 
Gary McHale, info@canace.ca 289.286.0423

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