While there has been little to report in local law enforcement developments related to the white efforts to terrorize & sabotage Sipekne’katik Fist Nations lobster harvesters in Nova Scotia – I was hoping for, but not exactly expecting, some arrests on Monday which have not yet materialized as of Tuesday night – there was a noteworthy parade of support nearby. I wish I could say that it was organized by white Nova Scotians on the right side of justice, but it was from a neighboring Mohawk community’s “Peacekeeper” group. Coverage is from the Chronicle-Herald, who is an invaluable local journalism resource covering the attacks on the Sipekne’katik First Nation and the legal/political disputes over treaty rights. I’ll try to keep linking to their stories as they become available. This one I flagged on Monday, but thought I wouldn’t write about it until there were arrests in Friday night’s arson (or the arson from Tuesday the 13th, or, well, any of the violence and arson dating back a month now. But I decided that the lack of law enforcement news shoudn’t keep me from reporting this good news any longer.
Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers provided an escort car at the front of the convoy and another at the rear, said Constable Kyle Zachary of the Kahnawake police force.
The highways remained open, but the convoy did cause “a little bit of an intentional slowdown to draw attention to the situation,” Zachary said.
The Saturday blaze in Middle West Pubnico was set days after police confirmed two raids on lobster facilities had taken place by several hundred commercial fishers and their supporters to protest against a “moderate livelihood” lobster fishery launched by the Sipekne’katik…
Feel free to read the rest at the Chronicle Herald, & I’ll post more when it is available.