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Idle No More protesters enter Civic Centre (photo)

Monday, January 28, 2013   by: Darren Taylor

In a surprising turn of events, Idle No More protestors entered the lobby of Sault Ste. Marie’s Civic Centre Monday afternoon, where they stayed for approximately 30 minutes as they sang, drummed and danced.

The event was non-violent, but came as a surprise to Civic Centre staff.

An agreement with the City recognized that Idle No More protestors could hold a gathering on the outside steps of the Civic Centre after conducting a planned, peaceful march from the Indian Friendship Centre on East Street, along with a water ceremony on the waterfront on the Civic Centre’s south side, but the rally participants’ entry into City Hall was looked upon as a disruption.

SooToday.com will have more details on today’s Idle No More rally soon. 

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rcamp211 1/28/2013 4:33:25 PM Report

Why city hall?
Sam C 1/28/2013 4:35:11 PM Report

Why not?
Tommy2Toes 1/28/2013 4:38:21 PM Report

They must have been cold and wanted to warm up? That , or they noticed that nobody was paying any attention to them outside
phantom 1/28/2013 4:43:19 PM Report

This is total B.S.! These people can not be allowed to disrupt normal business any more, or any time that they feel their need to! Where is our police during this? Or our non existant Mayor? If this was any other average citizen group or organization who did this they would have arrested us all! Maybe it is time for the rest of us law abiding,tax paying people to be "Idle No More!"
gottogo123 1/28/2013 4:45:51 PM Report

Is it not a public place ?
gottogo123 1/28/2013 4:50:58 PM Report

Holy everyone haul up there shirt because there red neck is showin....
DOMAR 1/28/2013 4:55:49 PM Report

Didn't see any idle no more action last week during the cold snap we had. If you want to make a point and show solidarity then last week would have been a time to proved your strenth. Just my opinion.
ThinkAgain 1/28/2013 4:55:57 PM Report

Our local police department should of arrested everyone involved (its beyond interesting, its beyond legal)
Why don't the police department up hold the law????
The average tax payer would be in jail by now.
gottogo123 1/28/2013 5:02:12 PM Report

no your red necks are still showing!
Dead End Kid 1/28/2013 5:02:34 PM Report

City Hall is a public government institution supported by the Canadian tax payers and yes, as Canadian citizens,we have the right to enter the building to protest the government in an organized, peaceful manner. Move to Russia or better yet North Korea if you don't like the way things are done here. It's called living in a free democratic society where we all have the right to express ourselves in a non violent manner. This shouldn't even be in the news.
Newsjunkie 1/28/2013 5:09:28 PM Report

Municipal Government has NO jurisdiction or influence in regards to first nations affairs. Protesting their interests at city hall is the equivalent of teachers protesting at Essar Steel. Pointless.
willoweep 1/28/2013 5:10:55 PM Report

An agreement with the City recognized that Idle No More protesters could hold a gathering on the outside steps of the Civic Center after conducting a planned, peaceful march from the Indian Friendship Center on East Street, along with a water ceremony on the waterfront on the Civic Centre’s south side, but the rally participants’ entry into City Hall was looked upon as a disruption.

GOOD it's a disruption to the rest of us every time a Street is blocked I hope they go to City hall every day !

So a disruption, is that the same as disturbing the Peace ?

Are there Laws against such things?

Why the Hell are they not being enforced?

These actions are only driving a wider wedge between the FN's and the rest of us .
gottogo123 1/28/2013 5:10:58 PM Report

Dead End Kid you missed your calling Steven needs you in a big big way... Can you say "Reform Party"? Take the blinders off please....
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 5:13:23 PM Report

Maybe if they were told to leave it would be considered racist like the posters on this page.

I feel ashamed to be from the Sault now.

I'm willing to bet that any of you would not say these things in public.
gottogo123 1/28/2013 5:25:47 PM Report

Firebird- small minds produce small ideas why not send your energy to a positive way of thinking step away from your computer and go see whats happening....
Rob19 1/28/2013 5:26:25 PM Report

Since all of these types of protests seem to be ok and within the "law", then I guess there should be no complaints when kids block side streets to play road hockey right? Maybe the streets can be blocked off to allow for road hockey tournaments...just saying....
iamtc 1/28/2013 5:28:29 PM Report

I think we need to protest over gas prices and long lines holding up traffic at tim hortons bay and john street.
gottogo123 1/28/2013 5:35:49 PM Report

Everyone is missing it or has a short memory - CAN YOU SAY "REFORM PARTY"
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 5:38:54 PM Report

Then talking garbage like"get a job at the golf-course", dancing and skipping isn't racist?

But a "difference of opinion?"

Steelworker, are you into politics?
baw50 1/28/2013 5:45:38 PM Report

How about We start our own Group?
1.)- Enough is Enough
2.)- Equality for Everyone!
3.)- 1 Country 1 Class!
PNBNLV 1/28/2013 5:47:34 PM Report

What little sympathy these people had is very quickly evaporating in my opinion.

It is time for the hard working, tax paying man on the street to be "idle no more" and insist that these people are arrested for disturbing the peace.
tamikins 1/28/2013 5:52:06 PM Report

i think people should still really check their words and absolutley dare you to talk like that around someone from one of the reserves, people and their big mouths behind a screen! Again with the taxes, lmao, i pay taxes and don't care whether they do or not. Ps they are taxed if they work in town people. and speaking of jobs most i know ALL work hahahah makes me ashamed to be white, because people LIKE you are living in ignorance and giving people like me a bad name!! Go home to your native country if you can't respect!!!
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 5:52:33 PM Report

PNVVLB,

Are you going to be head of the police squad that arrests them?

Cause somebody else will be complaining and moaning about their tax dollars spent on the police.

sweetc 1/28/2013 5:53:11 PM Report

maybe if you all took the time to read what they were protesting about you would realize that it is not only a native issue that they are protesting but bill C-45 which will affect many many Canadians if not now then in the future. how about the old age pension raised to age 67. How about the waters and lands poluted by greedy mining/factories oil pipes etc who don't have to make sure that things are done correctly or make sure that the land is put back the way it was before the mine/factory moved in.

We should all be banding together with them and not fighting against them.
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 5:57:16 PM Report

Your streets?

What the hell does that mean?
Tommy2Toes 1/28/2013 5:57:57 PM Report

tamikins...I'm already in my Native Country...I was born in Canada...it's called free speech.
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 6:00:15 PM Report

Free speech. Does that go with free stupidity?
mac2 1/28/2013 6:05:12 PM Report

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqvKjsIxT_8
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 6:08:13 PM Report

lol

Putters and bingo!

Yay!

Make the non-natives pay "reserve-tax" when they buy cigarettes and want play!

I got to admit, I like driving down to the local reservation and buying less expensive tax free smokes.

If I win at bingo, I don't have to file any tax forms!
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 6:09:23 PM Report

Or if you have a native buddy like I do, ask him or her to go shopping with you with their status card!
willoweep 1/28/2013 6:10:05 PM Report

Truth is NONE of us came from Canada in the first place.

We originated out of Africa, FN People did get here first ,so I suppose that gives them squatters rights?

No one can own the Land or a Tree or a Lake.

But it is the responsibility of all of us to protect these resources.

Before we point fingers, there are People on BOTH sides raping and polluting the land .

Been here a few hundred years I am not going anywhere ,this is my land too!

TankGirl 1/28/2013 6:14:33 PM Report

Perhaps all those active in the INM movement should pay attention to the words from the FOUNDER of the movement. She is very disappointed in behaviours such as this.

http://www.discoverweyburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22418&Itemid=330

"Gordon says interfering with other people's lives is troublesome and can be upsetting, things the movement is not meant to do. She says it was meant to inform people about Bill C45."
JustMe1234567 1/28/2013 6:19:15 PM Report

Settle down people!
If Mr Bon Soo went parading into city hall with a bunch of people, and disrupted things for an hour, they'd love it and think it was supporting community pride!

How about some support for native pride. (I am non native by the way)

People in this town truly have no idea how really racist they actually are.

TankGirl 1/28/2013 6:23:24 PM Report

You do not gain positive support by blocking roads, slowing traffic, entering City Hall,etc. What you get is anger, frustration and a lack of willingness to listen.



willoweep 1/28/2013 6:23:27 PM Report

Native Pride or bullying?

I would feel the same no matter who infringed on my rights.


TankGirl 1/28/2013 6:25:27 PM Report

Ah the race card. Give it a rest. These aren't all native protestors. They are different races joining together for a cause that affects us all. However, the local movement is poor at following the guidelines set out by the founder of this movement. Sad really.
TankGirl 1/28/2013 6:26:31 PM Report

Proud to be a Canadian. This isn't about native pride.
Christina216 1/28/2013 6:28:16 PM Report

tankgirl..where did you find that info on Kayla Elie?
Jacknmioff 1/28/2013 6:31:23 PM Report

I support the natives and their movment but they are making non-natives out to be racists which in fact we are not. Tankgirl said it best. The movement was to inform people about bill. I didnt even know what the bill was about until i looked it up. If the natives want our support then they should educate and inform us on what they are fighting for. Do it how the founder wanted it to be done, and do it effectively. Not by disrupting other peoples lives, blocking bridges and highways.
mikethedike 1/28/2013 6:52:13 PM Report

Does anyone else hate the term "non_native" like I do? Why cant people refer us as the regular citizen, or the taxpayer, or the Canadian? It irks me that because we are talking about natives, we can't just say "everyone else, or the normal Canadian Citizen".

Can we bow over and do anything else for you people? The media is too much; referring to 95% of the population as the non-5%. Brutal.

I think we should just start calling natives "Non-Canadians", seeing as though they believe they are of a different nation , among other BS.
KDawg 1/28/2013 6:52:43 PM Report

This whole "educate yourselves on what is in the bill" is meaningless. I'm willing to bet less than 10% of the natives protesting haven't read the bill...they're going out to protest because they're told to.
gottogo123 1/28/2013 6:52:52 PM Report

So Darren did you get the respond you were looking for? Where's the FN side of what happen or were you looking to start something here. Thanks for getting it straight. Local reporting go figure....
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 7:01:41 PM Report

"you people."

ooohh.

Somebody's gonna get mad.
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 7:04:45 PM Report

Does anybody have a link on info on the bill?
cjborg 1/28/2013 7:05:40 PM Report

A dozen people or so... peacefully holding signs... where little or nothing takes place anyways !!!!!! the only thing that appears effective is the news coverage these silly incidences are getting.

If traffic on the highway, international bridge or city streets take place... show us some pictures and news stories of our police forces enforcing the law..

In the meantime, if the news media just stop publishing pictures & trying to create the news this whole silly INM movement will just go away...

Enough is Enough already... hardly worth the time and effort to even comment.....
beyondmind'seye 1/28/2013 7:06:42 PM Report

So why are you typing such a big ass post?
lucyp 1/28/2013 7:14:16 PM Report

lolo you are all jerks and suckers....Sootoday writes these stories just to get your goat...LOLOLOL....who cares you aren't going to change anything by complaining....but hey you all gave me a laugh ...suckers
seen_your 1/28/2013 7:14:22 PM Report

Clearly the white folk in this town are too fat and lazy to even read what these people are protesting against. If this bill passes, the government will be allowed to do whatever it likes, with whatever land it wants to. That includes native land, crown land, national parks, and even your land. If you are one of these people who say "I don't care what they do as long as it creates a job" you should look at what the U.S. government has done with fraking natural gas. Look at what that does to the people living near fraking sites. White people in Sault Ste. Marie read a good damn book once in a while. Oh and by the way, I'm white, so don't call me native. And to the natives, the reason why you do not have everyones support is because you are trying to live on the fence. You want to have native rights yet live in the white mans world. Grow up, you can't have it both ways.
mac2 1/28/2013 7:18:02 PM Report

lucyp rawked you guys!
moem 1/28/2013 7:26:22 PM Report

Mikethedick

Sorry you can't simply say "tax payers" bc natives pay tax too so it wouldn't differentiate

Why is it okay to block roads for ridiculous things like buskerfest that nobody cares about or attends? Or the community day parade or Santa parade? There were more people at the Jan 11 INM than at buskerfest lol

City hall is a public space, as for people being interrupted at work... Any other day people ( especially steel worker) would be saying nobody works at city hall anyways lol
mac2 1/28/2013 7:30:52 PM Report

no picking on buskerfest! lol
TFinn 1/28/2013 7:37:44 PM Report

lucyp 1/28/2013 7:14:16 PM


just to get your “goad”
not
just to get your goat ….
candio21 1/28/2013 8:02:53 PM Report

Before complaining about what the WORLD-WIDE idle no more protesters are protesting about people should do there research. Moat of it effects all Canadians not just natives. If you must discriminate keep your opinions to yourself and your racist friends. This city has many immigrants and I am so tired of hearing oh those damn native damn italians damn french etc. Like get over yourselves people.
Clive 1/28/2013 8:13:32 PM Report

since the province hung the OPP out to dry over the Dudley affair, I expect the police forces across the province don't want the same treatment should a confrontation occur and there are injuries.

Is it really worth the risk? Way to many irons in the fire over this issue.
THE Warrior 1/28/2013 8:29:40 PM Report

Silly comments.. The protests will continue..They are not against the average citizen.. They are directed at the Canadian Government.. Get over yourselves already.. and yes i expect a few hundred racist comments.. because that is what the non educated people do.. so please share your hate so you can feel better.. Have a wonderful evening..
grammie 1/28/2013 8:36:06 PM Report

have you ever heard the expression,
" TOO MANY CHIEFS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS. Just sayin....
kace 1/28/2013 8:42:39 PM Report

Someone ask for info on The former bill c45, now the Jobs and Growth Act

http://o.canada.com/2012/10/22/its-open-season-on-canadas-waterways-is-your-favourite-lake-or-stream-protected/

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/gyasi-/what-is-idle-no-more-_b_2486435.html?just_reloaded=1&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Saved the best for last....
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/09/pol-oil-gas-industry-letter-to-government-on-environmental-laws.html

THE Warrior 1/28/2013 8:49:02 PM Report

Grammie. thank you.. with the purest of sincerity.. Pure ignorance.. Your just another ant.. and obviously you know your place in line.. Work those tax dollars.. Your roads thank you.. So the protest can continue..
JustMe1234567 1/28/2013 8:54:45 PM Report

To everyone that says the protesters are just disrupting and not educating.
That isn't true, they handed out pamphlets to the cars passing by and it had all the info about the bill and why it affects all Canadians.

Which shows me a lot of the people complaining have been nowhere near one of these peaceful protests or they would have also got the pamphlet and been educated about the movement.

So ummmm ...shush! Unless you know what you are talking about.
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Tom_Bom 1/28/2013 9:06:03 PM Report

We do have the right to protest inside government buildings according to law. Just playing devils advocate here.
Saultguy41 1/28/2013 9:07:18 PM Report

IMHO the racists here are the ones always pulling the race card from the deck!
trout lily 1/28/2013 9:21:11 PM Report

Maybe protesters should go march through City Library too, show them who's boss, it's a public place...thumb their noses at any government institution, means nothing to them.
THE Warrior 1/28/2013 9:25:22 PM Report

Thank you for the ignorant comments.. I am doing a racism pamphlet and Sootoday just happens to be the best breader of hate and racism.. Just waiting on the ok for username to be published.. So thank you.. and all threats will be forwarded to rcmp. have a wonderful evening.
iamtc 1/28/2013 9:46:51 PM Report

wow lots of comments on here but at end of day these people are the only ones who care and march on while all others sit back and talk or do nothing.
Koolaid 1/28/2013 10:01:00 PM Report

Hey where is my comment?
Tom_Bom 1/28/2013 10:02:12 PM Report

Good job The Warrior, just make sure you pick out the really bad ones. You don't want any grey area as far as how a comment could be interpreted differently. Pick the really bad ones.
THE Warrior 1/28/2013 10:04:35 PM Report

It's no longer my job to verify which are considered dangerous, racist, or hate..
Koolaid 1/28/2013 10:07:53 PM Report

Maybe Sootoday moderator, should not allow comments on such a touchy subject . That would keep people from getting out of hand. The anonymity of this site allows people to say stuff they wouldn't normally. So maybe give everyone a break who has been banned, and just don't allow comments on subjects such as these. :)
sitka_archie 1/28/2013 10:14:23 PM Report

I love when the term "peaceful protest" gets thrown around. Then I go on youtube and see videos of the protesters kicking peoples vehicles, hitting them, shouting profanities and racial remarks to passers by.

Peaceful. Right.

Derek Nepinak; "The Idle No More movement has the people and the numbers that can bring the Canadian economy to its knees. "

Let me connect some dots for you all...

TERRORISM
noun
1.
the use of violence and ******threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.*******
2.
the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3.
a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
Tom_Bom 1/28/2013 10:16:05 PM Report

That's a great idea Koolaid! But then there's that whole freedom of speech thing... I like your idea though!

Over the past few weeks the comments have only served to divide us further from separate vocal minoritys either from the far right, or the far left, for the most part. This has been evident and it's also evident it's not going to stop despite warnings and bans... So maybe we should be more quick to close these topics.

What do you think, Sootoday moderator?
trout lily 1/28/2013 10:16:50 PM Report

Why the aggressive name, THE Warrior? That is just your way of putting people on guard right away too. You are not so perfect either. Maybe ignorant comments because people were ignorant in their actions after an 'agreement'...."An agreement with the City recognized that Idle No More protestors could hold a gathering on the outside steps of the Civic Centre after conducting a planned, peaceful march from the Indian Friendship Centre on East Street...." the city was trying to be civil but were pushed aside by the protesters who don't care who they disrupt!

And always calling people who are voicing their opinion 'racist' is really old, they are in disagreement with these actions and you call them 'racist'. Everybody just throws the word around a little too much.

THE Warrior 1/28/2013 10:21:36 PM Report

Have a great night.. I am.. To be able to control people to make them spout out their hate.. Just making sure i wasn't missing something.. Do you know what a terrorist is. Well we aren't them.. Go have a good look in the mirror..
trout lily 1/28/2013 10:23:49 PM Report

we aren't the ones blocking roads and railways and threatening to bring the Canadian economy to its knees...
sitka_archie 1/28/2013 10:33:36 PM Report

"The Idle No More movement has the people, it has the people and the numbers, that can bring the Canadian economy to its knees."

You're a loyal foot soldier for your elected officials Warrior. But at the end of the day it is your political groups protest that is showing its hate.

Lily- I couldnt agree more with you on the racism card being used so wantonly and haphazardly, considering I have friends from all walks of life, that pursue an array of political plights. None in terrorizing manors though...
bus 1/28/2013 10:47:42 PM Report

I know there are lots of facts going around at this time, both about the natives and the other population that according to natives don't deserve to be called canadians.

a few facts to put on the table. call me racist if you please.

-40-60 native chiefs make more than our prime minister.

-Government funds allocated to building a new school in attawapaskat were used to build a hockey arena. the arena was also outfitted with a $97 000 zamboni


-between DeBeers mine and government funding, in attawapaskat, the average household income (tax free) per year should be $280 000.

where is the money going?

-Chief spence flew her whole family to toronto for a vacation.

-She drives a Brand new Cadilac Escalade

-I wonder sho payed for her hunger strike?

-Spence bills the band 8000 per month to run the day care

-Spence hired her boyfriend to run the bands financial department, great idea. Oh wait, he makes almost $900/day for three weeks per month. He also gets a flight allowance to thunder bay, and oh, that week every month that he doesn't get $900/day, he gets $100/hr.

-The band has over 8.9 million dollars in stocks and bonds (stocks in google, pepsi, etc)

-They have 3 chiefs, and 18 councillors on staff (thats three mayors and 18 councillors for 1800 people)

-in 5 years, over 325 million dollars in contracts have been given to people and companies in attawapaskat from debeers diamond mine


Im not saying every household should be earning the same amount of money, seeing as some people have better jobs than others and deserve more money. thats how it works everywhere else in canada. But when the average household should be receiving 250 00 every year, you'd have to think that even the poorest of the people would get some tax free money.

The money is being spent on everything that it shouldn't be spent on. Natives should be protesting against their chiefs, asking where the money is going.

they shouldn't be trying to inform us. we get it. but in the end, the money is there, its just being misused.
JustMe1234567 1/28/2013 11:32:15 PM Report

@Bus- that very long and well written post is great and all, but all that fiasco has NOTHING to do with the Idle No More movement.
KMF61MCF 1/28/2013 11:46:35 PM Report

WAY TO GO "IDLE NO MORE" Keep up the GOOD work. To bad the "White Man" Didn't have the Ba*** to stand up to government stand as one and fight the injustices done to us all.Oh BTW i am a white person i do have several Native friends and Family.I support "Idle no more" Keep up the fight and never stand down!
bus 1/28/2013 11:49:58 PM Report

I understand that this is not directly correlated, but there is some correlation. To make a long argument short, everything comes down to money. I understand that the bill refers to land, and rights and all that. Im not going to lie. I havent read the bill word for word but i understand the main concerns, some of which are valid. BUT there is so much corruption on these reserves that the bill should be the least of their worries. There are literally people robbing their own people, and the people of canada, and the people that are concerned about the INM movement are turning a blind eye to the corruption. When there is corruption in parliament, everyone knows about it and everyone critiques it. Yet there are millions and millions of lost dollars on these reserves and people are living in poverty. Theresa Spence is making this country believe she is poor. She is rich. She is making this country think she lives in poverty. She lives in a mansion. She is telling the world that we are taking her rights away. Yet she has every right to any of her rights because she is in charge. There is so much correlation between Idle No More and the corruption in Attawapiskat. Theresa Spence is making people believe that her reserve is a microcosm of all first nations people of canada. Even though she is living the life. She is the reason all the problems are occurring, but people dont understand that because she is the one encouraging people to Idle No More.
My opinion is my own, but the facts are the facts. Whether the people of Canada, First Nations or Not can see the correlation, is up to them.
doubletlc 1/29/2013 12:07:55 AM Report

wow my family has been in this country for hundreds of years 1635 around it is so sad that it has come to this maybe it time for us quiet ones to step up n also start making some noise IDLE NO MORE
rebel469 1/29/2013 12:08:56 AM Report

I agree to some rights, but my arguement is - Are blockades legal? If not, every person should be charged. If the police chief directs his officers to allow an "illegal" activity, then that police chief should step down. I pay my taxes for officers to "police", not to sit there and allow an illegal activity. This isn't about 'race', it's about what is legal. Fight for what you believe, but don't do it illegally, and take it out on your neighbors.
Jayne12 1/29/2013 12:12:12 AM Report

And Beyondminds'eye
When he says 'our streets' thats EXACTLY what it means.. they are after all, OUR streets!!
Tommy2Toes 1/29/2013 12:32:56 AM Report

JustMe1234567...unfortunately for IDM...chief Spence ruined the movement. Her and other FNs leaders hijacked the original movement to further their own agendas...you can thank them for the rest of Canada's view on this movement. IDM is finished...time to step back and find something else to complain about...this cause is done.
beyondmind'seye 1/29/2013 1:07:02 AM Report

Whoa Jane, that must have bit you hard. Yes, they are OUR streets. I'm trying to look at all of this neutral. Not taking any sides, but this whole thing about INM and the city is quite funny. It's cheaper than a movie...
Dead End Kid 1/29/2013 1:57:26 AM Report

Who are my people Jane12? That's correct, you don't have a clue, ha,ha.
freedom1 1/29/2013 8:22:42 AM Report

Tips on how to find a RACIST:

1.Go to SooToday
2.Find news article on First Nations issues.
3.Scroll down to comments section.
burned 1/29/2013 8:32:22 AM Report

Good come back freedom...when you have no rebuttal to a statement, might as well accuse everyone of being a racist...why don't you just say "OH YEAH!!...well.....your stupid!!"....
Jayne12 1/29/2013 8:33:32 AM Report

Oh trust me dead end kid.. i know. And ill leave that one untouched..
SimsDrum 1/29/2013 9:17:03 AM Report

Tips on how to find stories of gross corruption
1. Go to sootoday
2. Search Teresa Spence
3. ENJOY!!
4. If you condone corruption that is.
5. Cry in your beer for where your tax dollars are going!!!!
TFinn 1/29/2013 9:39:50 AM Report

Anything to do with FN issues is a flaming topic given what has transpired lately, then why would the SooToday site keep posting matters concerning them.? In my view it is only asking for trouble. Personally I don’t care for the protests and blockades, and frankly only hurts their own plight, since the public sees it as a form of blackmail, abuse and bullying.
BTW ...When someone says it’s peaceful, that’s not the whole truth , It’s only peaceful if no one stops them, or crosses their lines and blockades and if the police do nothing. You can bet your hard earned money if you tried to get pass these blockades or if the police intervened and didn’t allow these blockades ..then it wouldn't be peaceful. So ….It’s only peaceful if someone gets their own way. … In my opinion.
SpongeBob 1/29/2013 1:07:29 PM Report

Dont even know why this site has comments section. Its nothing more than biased censoring. Or outright censorship. Funny how they can exercise thier right to freedom of assembly white stating the white man has oppressed them and sh*t. But when those opposed to it, or think that its time for this to end - its called racist and deleted or comments removed entirely.

So sootoday - why do you feel to sensationalize one group of people for excerising thier rights, while you shut out another group entirely from exercising thier rights?
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 1:54:54 PM Report

These are news post.. Then all this hate is put out there.. Just read and move on.. What you need is a good hug.. Go see someone you love and ask for a hug.. These repressed angers need to be worked out.. Its ok to have an opinion.. but why so hateful.. maybe not you but others..
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 2:05:47 PM Report

Deamon.. thanks for your comment.. You actually are using my resource dollars.. you are paying your taxes with my resources dollars. I should be complaining about you, and having to pay. We have our resources monies taken to pay all non natives.. If the truth be told.. look up your facts. I don't like when uneducated people make comments that aren't true.. But thanks anyway.. your entitled to your opinions, even if they are totally wrong..
tab&j 1/29/2013 2:38:29 PM Report

the warrior
YOUR resource dollars... just curious what resources your talking about.
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 2:40:56 PM Report

any resource on these lands..
tab&j 1/29/2013 2:43:07 PM Report

I was under the impression Canadians own the land. Natives own Reserves.
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 2:46:39 PM Report

I know you'd like to think..
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 2:48:04 PM Report

We can go on and on about this.. Like your tax dollars pay for us. Which is rubbish..
sitka_archie 1/29/2013 2:54:54 PM Report

I dont like people making uneducated comments either Warrior, but yet they still let you post your libelous, race-oriented trash and spew your hate on here.

THE Warrior 1/29/2013 3:10:52 PM Report

which hate are you referring.. only facts..
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 3:15:54 PM Report

who might i be defaming by the way..
golfnuttt 1/29/2013 3:43:50 PM Report

To those that think the comments on this site are racist inflammatory, etc. try reading coments on CBC, Globe and Mail, etc. Canadians are fed up with INM and we are echoing the sentiment.
willoweep 1/29/2013 3:49:32 PM Report

THE Warrior .Just an opinion from an uneducated white Person here, but it seems to me that you deliberately say things to bait People and make them angry then run to Sootoday and authorities to report them.

I have to give you credit, you are subtle ,some are biting your bait .

I won't take it personally when you insinuate my remarks are racist, stupid,and untrue.

Perhaps I am related to Chief Spence?

THE ? warrior ,have a good day .


THE Warrior 1/29/2013 3:54:10 PM Report

good observation willow..
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 3:55:09 PM Report

I stated in a earlier post.. that is what i was doing..
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 3:56:59 PM Report

research for hate and racism.. think i have enough now.. But thank you all.. have a good day.
willoweep 1/29/2013 4:41:14 PM Report

Yes, but your research is flawed ,you manipulated responses to favor what you wanted it to .
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 5:48:41 PM Report

then i'll choose another that i haven't posted on.. there all the same mean hateful post anyways..whats the difference..
jojoe71 1/29/2013 7:21:32 PM Report

As long as the INM protesters are friendly we can all banter back and forth calling each other racists and lawbreakers. It is very unfortunate that the FN can't face the fact that most of their poverty problems are caused by their own so called leaders. But sooner or later some hot rods from either side are going to take it to the next level. Then the INM movement is going to get an eye opener. They are the minority. They don't have an army. So far most people are being very patient with these blockades and marches ( nice costumes by the way)... the police are walking on egg shells.. BUT...every one has a breaking point... JMHO...
THE Warrior 1/29/2013 7:44:47 PM Report

LOL JOjee.. your gonna bring the army.. get a grip.. your trying to invoke violence. Go to bed..
tab&j 1/29/2013 9:13:36 PM Report

THE warrior (lol)
I think you are the one trying to invoke violence with your every so intelligent posts.
Norm 1/29/2013 10:26:11 PM Report

Idle No More, why would I become active at this stage of the game
Big Deal 1/30/2013 11:10:36 AM Report

I seriously doubt that the FN will be able to be bring our economy to it's knees....please people really, lets be realistic....and with what army? That itself is in fact a TERRORIST THREAT to Canada. The people of this country and government officals have been MORE than tolerant with the FN rallys and some road blockages, but I'm pretty sure if it ever got to that point the Canadian army would have no choice but to enforce the LAW. And if it ever did come to that, that would be their OWN fault and brought on by themselves and I'm sorry but no one would get my sympathy.
Jay72 1/30/2013 1:45:04 PM Report

Here's an interesting Sun Media video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JWTotEc_XA
Norm 1/30/2013 1:51:08 PM Report

On with the show. Thanks
trout lily 1/30/2013 6:54:22 PM Report

Big Deal, maybe you should read the book "Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy and How the Law Failed Us All" and see how fast the Canadian Army comes rushing in to help when things go from bad to worse.
Big Deal 1/30/2013 7:46:42 PM Report

Believe it when I say....with all the crooked politicians (white,aborignal and any other ethnic nationalities) if a money flow started to turn to a trickle because of blockages, ect, I think everyone would see the head of a real monster rear!!! Very sad to say...but money and greed IS unfortunately the evil of all evils
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