Mistik Remains Tight-Lipped About Roadblock

Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 15:47



The son-in-law of an elderly Dene woman says her spirits are high as she continues a roadblock near Vermette Lake in northwest Saskatchewan.


However, Lawrence Piche says neither he nor Agnes Sylvestre have heard yet from Mistik Management, the group at the heart of Sylvestre’s protest.


Sylvestre began the protest action earlier this week after seeing much of her trap line destroyed by clear-cutting this fall.


Piche says supporters of Sylvestre’s fight to get compensation for her lost trap line have showed up at the barricade in a show of solidarity.


He also says some of the truck drivers affected by the roadblock have shown compassion when they hear Sylvestre’s story.


He adds the issue is one of respect and recognition, and Sylvestre will not leave until she receives both.


Repeated calls by MBC to Mistik’s headquarters have not been returned.