Rumour Of Storming Of Native Protest Proves False

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 14:50



A rumour that an ongoing peaceful First Nations protest at an Enbridge pipeline site just east of Regina was going to be stormed this morning by people who oppose the protest appears to have been unfounded.


Organizers of the Treaty 4 protest say they received word that there may be opposition protests descending on the site around 4:30 this morning.


However, the perceived threat didn’t materialize.


Meanwhile, the protesters are praising the RCMP for how the force has handled the occupation.


Yesterday, Enbridge agreed to a meeting with the chiefs of Treaty Four and Treaty Six later this week to discuss First Nations’ concerns about being shut out of the development work taking place in the province.


The protesters say the occupations at Enbridge sites across the province will remain, and may expand, depending on the ouctome of the forthcoming meetings.


At the Waschuk site on the Trans-Canada Highway near Regina, teepees have been erected at every corner of the compound.