Posted by: XXX_er
and BC is even way more fun becuz by the time they got to BC the brits just didn't wana pay off the FN so there are unsettled landclaims like Delgamuuk
but there are ways around that ^^ as Christy Clarke showed us, even if they have no authority just deal with the band council instead of the hereditary chiefs the whole CGL project is on Wetsueten lands they fought over in Delgamuuk and again with the Westsueten blockades on the CN main lines in Hazelton & the Mohawks back east
that was costing industry a LOT of money i think i heard 1 million per day
That was Tyendinaga just down the highway from me. What was interesting wasn't so much the blockade but how divided the Rez themselves where about it. While some supported the blockade others including chiefs wanted to have nothing to do with it. There was apparently a few public spats between various groups on the Rez over leadership and such. And keep in mind it has been well over a decade since the Tyendinaga band who where notorious for blocking rail lines and the 401 did anything like this.
I know a couple of people from Tyendinaga and through them it has been interesting to learn how much of a divide even between First Nations groups over things there exists. For example one told me they view any first nations like those in BC who make agreements as sell outs and not native enough.