Accused Roadblock Instigator Remains Defiant

Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 15:24



A woman from the Poundmaker Cree Nation accused of organizing a roadblock in North Battleford on Victoria Day will go to trial on January 31st.


Marcia Chatsis-Neault was charged after a group of people stopped traffic on the Yellowhead Highway in support of the native occupation in Caledonia, Ontario.


She appeared in a North Battleford courtroom yesterday, where she announced she intended to fight the charge against her.


Chatsis-Neault says she considers the laying of this charge a violation of her right to speak out against injustices perpetrated against the Aboriginal people of Canada.


If she’s found guilty, she could receive a fine or even jail time.