And that may be too much of a generalization. Perhaps it depends on whether the band follows the traditional council or the elected one. I could be totally out to lunch here and therefore invite input. However if that were true then perhaps I could begin to understand why Canadian police sit back and do nothing. It would start to make some kind of sense.
Trevor Miller has been in jail since August when he was arrested for assaulting two members of a television crew.
"He is being held as a hostage, a political prisoner," protester Pat Houlley told the Canadian Press, arguing Miller should never have been charged, because as an aboriginal he shouldn't be subject to Canadian law. "We've never abandoned our traditional government nor been conquered by any war."
Is this how all aboriginals feel? That they are apart from Canadian law and Canadian society?
Meanwhile natives in Caledonia deny involvement in the trashing of a house near Douglas Creek Estates.
But the Ontario government is not stupid. With an election coming, and while attempting to give MPP's a 25% raise, they must be seen to be doing something for the Caledonia residents.
How much money will it take to buy a whole town?