Queen’s Expert Weighs In

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

THE BLOCKADE MAY BE INCONVENIENCING SOME PEOPLE. BUT ACCORDING TO A QUEEN’S

THE BLOCKADE MAY BE INCONVENIENCING SOME PEOPLE. BUT ACCORDING TO A QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR WHO WROTE A BOOK ON FIRST NATIONS POLITICS – THE PROTESTS ARE THE ONLY WAY FIRST NATIONS CAN FOCUS ATTENTION ON THEIR ISSUES. DOUGLAS BLAND SAYS THERE IS A GROWING BACKLASH IN THE NON- ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY AGAINST SOME OF THESE TYPES OF PROTESTS. HE ALSO SAY FIRST NATIONS LEADERS FIND THEMSELVES HELPLESS. IF THEY DON’T ACT …. NO ONE WILL HEAR THEIR CONCERNS.  BLAND SAYS AS IT STANDS THESE ARE CIVIL PROTESTS AND THE OBJECTIVE IS TO GET THEIR VOICES HEARD.

CLIP DOUGLAS BLAND, DEFENSE POLICY EXPERT, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
“There’s a great danger that we will that somebody will make a mistake. First Nations people, Governments, Police and then we will have an uprising of some sort not just in Downtown Ontario but perhaps across the country.”

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