MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE DOES NOT SUPPORT ACTIONS OF ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE IN TYENDINAGA
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne was disheartened to hear of the actions taken by the Ontario Provincial Police in regards to the blockade in our sister community of Tyendinaga. While we respect the efforts of law enforcement agencies when it comes to the protection of people and communities in Canada, we cannot condone the actions and arrests that have occurred in the face of peaceful protests.
We continue to call for a peaceful resolution to the dispute amongst all parties involved.
This behavior displayed does not reflect the spirit of reconciliation and we are disappointed that it occurred from the direction of Canada.
The MCA continues to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and Unist’ot’en Camp supporters, along with our brothers and sisters in Tyendinaga, in their efforts to protect traditional land from the unwanted development of a gas pipeline.