Doug Fleming's campaign Against Illegal Smoke Shops

OPP Brass & Clyde Powless's thugs Coordinate their Assault

Fantino passes judgement when the Investigation is barely started

OPP's ability to Investigate this Attack is Seriously Questioned

Victims of Assault Request RCMP to handle Investigation

Message from Powless and OPP Brass: "Live in fear because you have no Rights in Canada."

Dec 5 - Brantford Expositor endorses violence against civil rights activist

Ist Assault on McHale and Assault against OPP officers - no charges laid

McHale is Setup for Assault Claim

Turtle Island News Video of Mr. Powless attacking Gary McHale

CHCH News report of event

Slow motion video of the attack on McHale

Video of Clyde Powless confronting McHale

Dec 5 - CANACE Press Release: OPP allowed the violence to escalate

Concerned Citizens of Caledonia at Queen's Park

Dec 4, 2007

Merlyn Kinrade Introduction

Doug Fleming views on Illegal Smoke Shops

Brian Hagan overview of the sittuation in Caledonia

Merlyn Kinrade speech on 'Peacekeeping'

Gary McHale on the Events on Dec. 1

Haldimand Council and Councilor Grice come out against the Residents of Caleodnia

Councilor Grice Statement

Haldimand Council Press Relese

Oct 22 - Spectator: Caledonia man peddles from truck

Oct 22 - CHML: Interview with Doug's Smokes

Oct 20 - Doug's Smokes opens by DCE

Oct 20 - Doug's Smokes opens in front of OPP station

Oct 20 - Doug's Smokes talks to OPP officer

Oct 13 - Doug's Smokes opens in Caledonia

Oct 14 - Spectator: Police seeking witness in two incidents in Caledonia

Dec 5 - Only in Canada you say? Pity.

Dec 5 - Fantino gets smack-down from Record

Dec 4 - Toby Barrett: Barrett asks who’s in charge at Caledonia??

Dec 4 - Toby Barrett: Barrett demands public hearings on land disputes

Dec 4- Toby Barrett: NATIVE LAND DISPUTE

Dec 4 - Toby Barrett: We Request Land Dispute Hearings

Dec 4 - Expositor: Caledonia smoke shop to be removed

Dec 5 - Record: Police willingly ignore illicit cigarette sales

Dec 5 - Spectator: Haldimand council condemns smoke shop scuffle

Dec 5 - Spectator: Caledonia progress needed in a hurry

Dec 4 - CTV: Native-run smoke shop closes after weekend clash

Dec 4 - Expositor: One man charged over Caledonia clash

Dec 4 - Expositor: Take a hint, McHale

Dec 5 - I don't know about Lady Justice...

Dec 3 - OPP Brass, native thugs ensure violence in Caledonia

Dec 3 - Expositor: "The OPP allowed this to escalate without intervening"

Slow Motion Video - Attack by Powless

Dec 2 - Spectator: Activist badly beaten in Caledonia attack

Dec 3 - Spectator: Violence erupts at Caledonia protest

Dec 3 - FreePress: Caledonia protester to sue OPP

Dec 3 - Sun: Charges expected after protest rally

Dec 3 - Two-tier justice continues in Caledonia

Dec 3 - FreePress: Protest in Caledonia turns ugly

Dec 2 - Spectator: Two injured in violent protest in Caledonia

Out of Control Smuggling through Aboriginal Reserves
Guns - Cigarettes - Liquor - People

Aug 16 - How Canada's natives became cigarette smugglers

Aug 15 - Black market sales on the rise

Aug 3 - Cigarette Smuggling Merry-Go-Round where One Thing Leads to Another

Aug 3 - Banning Hand Guns Just Makes it Look Good

Aug 2 - CP: Illegal cigarette trade thriving in Quebec and Ontario, new study indicates

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Native Tobacco is a HEALER - A Government paid for Ad to 8 year old children

Aug 2/07 - 250,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force After Van Stopped for Speeding

Aug 1/07 - 444.5 Kilograms of Fine Cut Tobacco Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

July 31/07 - 1,000,000 Contraband Cigarettes and Vials of Amphetamines Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

July 27/07 - 691,200 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force during a multi-agency tobacco smuggling operation

July 26/07 - 240,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

July 25/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Highway Traffic Act Stop Results in RCMP Seizure of 260,000 Contraband Cigarettes

July 24/07 - 270,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

July 24/07 - 1,545 kg of Bulk Cigarette Tobacco Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley RCMP Detachment

July 16/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Stop Two Vehicles Which Results in the RCMP Seizure of 313,400 Contraband Cigarettes

July 12/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Stop a Van During a Trespassing Investigation Which Leads to RCMP Seizure of 260,000 Contraband Cigarettes

July 12/07 - 1,000,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the RCMP After a Quebec Provincial Police Officer Located an Abandoned Camper With a Flat Tire

July 11/07 - 300,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the RCMP as a Result of a Canada Border Services Agency Contraband Tobacco Smuggling Investigation

July 10/07 - July 11/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Stop a Suspicious Van Which Leads to RCMP Seizure of 280,000 Contraband Cigarettes

July 10/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Stop Two Vehicles Which Leads to RCMP Seizure of 1,030,000 Contraband Cigarettes

July 09/07 - Ontario Provincial Police R.I.D.E. Checkpoint Leads to RCMP Seizure of 470,000 Contraband Cigarettes

June 29/07 - 950,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the RCMP in Two Days After Four Vehicles Stopped by the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service

June 21/07 - 510,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the RCMP After Two Vehicles Stopped by the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service

June 19, 2007 - Highway Traffic Act and Trespassing Investigation by the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Leads to Seizure of 340,000 Contraband Cigarettes

June 14/07 - Speeding Vehicle Stopped by the Ontario Provincial Police Leads to RCMP Seizure of 400,000 Contraband Cigarettes

June 14/07 - 1,240,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force During an Anti-Contraband Tobacco Smuggling Operation

June 12/07 - 500,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

June 07/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Highway Traffic Act Offence Investigation Leads to RCMP Seizure of 260,000 Contraband Cigarettes

June 5/07 - Trespasser Stopped by Akwesasne Mohawk Police Leads to RCMP Seizure of 560,000 Contraband Cigarettes

May 31/07 - One Million Contraband Cigarettes Seized

May 29/07 - Speeding Smuggler Stopped by Akwesasne Mohawk Police Leads to RCMP Seizure of 260,000 Contraband Cigarettes

May 29/07 - Contraband Cigarettes, Cigars and Pipe Tobacco Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

May 17/07 - 1,000,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

May 17/07 - Indian Act and Provincial Offences Investigation by Akwesasne Mohawk Police Leads to RCMP Seizure of 280,000 Contraband Cigarettes

May 10/07 - Suspect Flees on Foot After Akwesasne Mohawk Police Stop a Van Containing 230,000 Contraband Cigarettes

May 8/07 - A Trespassing and Highway Traffic Act Investigation by the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Leads to Seizure of 250,000 Contraband Cigarettes

May 7/07 - 370,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

May 4/07 - 599,400 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force During a One Day Operation

May 3/07 - 300,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

May 2/07 - 1,390,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized From a Cornwall Residence

May 2/07 - Akwesasne Mohawk Police Stop Suspicious Truck that Leads to Seizure of 420,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Apr 20/07 - Trespassing Investigation by Akwesasne Mohawk Police Leads to Seizure of 250,000 Contraband Cigarettes and Cash

Apr 16/07 - Abandoned Vehicle in Ditch Leads to the Seizure of 488,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Apr 12/07 - 180,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Apr 10/07 - 480,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Mar 30/07 - 959,800 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Mar 26/07 - 1.5 Million Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Mar 21/07 - 280,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Mar 12/07 - 640,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Mar 9/30 - Two Traffic Stops Net 3,185 Kilograms of Raw Leaf Tobacco and 500,000 Contraband Cigarettes

2007 - Aboriginal CFSEU makes a dent in organized crime

Feb 9/07 - 264,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Mar 7/07 - Truck Door Swings Open and Results in the Seizure of 500,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Mar 7/07 - Two Parked Vans Found to be Loaded with 698,000 Contraband Cigarettes and 50,000 Grams of Loose Leaf Tobacco

Mar 6/07 - Suspicious Activity Results in the Seizure Of 60,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Feb 27/07 - 500,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force During Two Traffic Stops

Feb 21/07 - 500,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Feb 20/07 - Cornwall Man Sentenced for Possession of Contraband Cigarettes

Feb 14/07 - 100,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Jan 3/07 - Pursuit Leads to Seizure of 120,000 Contraband Cigarettes by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Dec 21/06 - Foot Chase Leads to Seizure of 120,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Dec 19/06 - 1,150,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Dec 12/06 - 700,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized by the Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force

Dec 12/06 -Central St. Lawrence Valley Regional Task Force Assists Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service in Drug Search, Seizure and Arrest

Nov 29/06 - Ingleside Resident Arrested by Regional Task Force for Possession of Contraband Tobacco

Nov 28/06 - Nepean Resident Arrested by Regional Task Force for Possession of Contraband Tobacco

Nov 21/06 - Italian Mafia are using Native Reserves for cross border crimes

Nov 11/07 - Project Crawler - The RCMP arrests 12 subjects allegedly linked to a cigarette smuggling and drug trafficking ring

Nov 8/06 - Regional Task Force Seizes 550,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Oct 30/06 - Regional Task Force Seizes 830,000 Contraband Cigarettes During a Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection

Oct 27/06 - Regional Task Force Seizes 500,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Oct 25/06 - Four Suspects Arrested By Regional Task Force for Possession of Contraband Tobacco

Oct 25/06 - Regional Task Force Continues to Seize Marihuana and Contraband Tobacco

Oct 20/06 - Regional Task Force Seizes Marihuana, Contraband Cigarettes and Controlled Substances

Oct 16/06 - Teenager Arrested for Possession of Contraband Tobacco

Oct 12/06 - Traffic Stop by Regional Task Force Nets 1,250 Bags of Contraband Cigarettes

Oct 4/06 - Regional Task Force Seizes 2,500 Bags of Contraband Cigarettes During a Traffic Stop

Sep 18/07 - Regional Task Force Seizes 170,000 Contraband Cigarettes and a Small Amount of Cocaine During Two Vehicle Stops

Sep 15/07 - Regional Task Force Seizes 2,352 Cartons of Contraband Cigarettes During a Traffic Stop

Sep 8/07 - Contraband Cigars and Cigarettes Seized by Regional Task Force

Sep 8/07 - Regional Task Force Intercept Two Vehicles and Seize 92,100 BIC Lighters and Contraband Cigarettes

Sep 5/07 - Regional Task Force Seizes 600 Cartons of Contraband Cigarettes During a Narcotic Arrest

Aug 31/07 - Regional Task Force Seizes 3.9 million Contraband Cigarettes During a Traffic Stop

Aug 25/07 - Regional Task Force Arrests a Cornwall Resident with Contraband Cigarettes

Aug 24/07 - Regional Task Force Seizes 6,800 Cartons of Contraband Cigarettes

Aug 24/07 - Central St. Lawrence Valley Detachment Seizes Boat, Truck and 2,200 Cartons of Contraband Cigarettes

RCMP

The Consequences of Selling illegal Tobacco Products

Online gaming divides Six Nations

Tobacco's billion-dollar empire

The tycoons with a global reach

Government screening questioned

What the Criminal Code says

Online gaming and native sovereignty

GRE sues in row over NAFTA, seeks $340m payout

The men and money behind Six Nations tobacco

Drug licence given to unregistered Six Nations firm


Sin-Tax Failure: The Market in Contraband Tobacco and Public Safety - Jan 1994
The Institute was formed in 1986 to provide research and comment on such diverse subjects as terrorism, organized crime, political extremism, propaganda, conflict and other such matters. It does not shy away from controversy.

An Introduction to the Black Market

The Size of the Market

The Engine of Growth

The Trail of Contraband

The Native Dimension

Other Native Involvement in Contraband

The Warrior's Society and the Black Market

Other Dimensions of Violence

Guns in Canadian Cities

Organized Crime

Countering the Black Market

The High-Price, High-Tax Strategy

Reducing the Contraband Market

Terrorism in Canada by Mackenzie Institute

So far, Hizbollah had largely restricted its attentions to US currency, but Canada has been used as a conduit for counterfeit dollars from the Middle East to enter the US.48 In the mid-1990s, counterfeit US $100 bills would appear in the hands of members of the Lebanese underworld in Montreal, and would enter the US via the Akwesasne Reserve – which was then a pipeline for a massive two-way flow in contraband over the US Canadian border... [Full Report]

Stages of Terrorism and Crime by Mackenzie Institute
Stage 1 Exclusively Terrorist Minor involvement in criminal fundraising (typically some ‘revolutionary’ bank-robbing and kidnapping for ransom)
Stage 2 Mainly Terrorist Increasing use of crime to support core and front activities, ‘military’ causes are paramount over funding activities.
Stage 3 Increasingly Criminal Terrorist resources are expended to protect and expand criminal activities. These are seen as increasingly vital.
Stage 4 Criminal Side Dominates The original cause is used to validate criminal activities, which are becoming the main focus of the group.
Stage 5 Organized Crime Group Almost all effort is expended on criminal enterprises, while the original ideology is all but forgotten.
The transition from start to finish can vary, it has taken the IRA generations to move forward, and the Basque ETA has taken decades to reach the third stage too. Other groups have taken much less time – the Mohawk Warriors Society took less than 20 years to go from start to finish, which is probably a record of some kind for a notional book of dubious achievements. [Full Report]

RCMP report on 'Aboriginal Organized Crime'

The following are direct quotes from a RCMP Report entitled, "Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services Directorate", last update June 13, 2006 [full report]

Feeding in with political tensions around the perceived exploitation of sovereignty and spiritual traditions in support of illicit activities, are fears of many Mohawks that their people are entering unholy alliances with increasingly unsavoury characters. Many Mohawks are troubled by the ever more common reports that suggest the trade in which some of their people engage as a right carries with it responsibilities for a wide range of social harm. The reality that smuggled cigarettes may play a role as a commodity of exchange in the drug trade, and that drug smuggling involves liaisons with Hell’s Angels15 or ethnic-based drug groups, or that the smuggling of human migrants requires linkages with Asian organized crime groups, brings a dimension to local smuggling which frightens many Mohawks and mobilizes them against the contraband trade. Living with the anxiety implicit in such perceptions, and the reality that conflicts over the trade in general, and competition between traders in particular, can lead to violence, are one part of the harm which restorative responses might be required to redress...

Tangible harm includes the impact of easy money on vulnerable youth and families, the constant threat of violence implicit in the presence of smugglers, their ambiguous loyalties to anything other than profit, and the arsenals and thuggery which are the language through which they articulate their struggles over routes and suppliers. The presence of illicit commodities is no less harmful, contraband drugs and alcohol place as many-if not more-Mohawk children and youth at risk as they do the outsiders who form the bulk of the willing customers of such commodities. In addition, concomitant with dependencies on drugs and alcohol are the multiplicity of criminal activities associated especially with drug culture, including property crimes perpetrated to support drug consumption, and the range of person offences which tend to arise when people are under the influence of drugs or alcohol...

Similarly, while the trade in contraband cigarettes and other commodities has brought unprecedented wealth into the community, it has also in many cases contributed to a severely skewed socioeconomic structure. While some Mohawks have experienced almost obscene levels of personal wealth, others remain mired in desperate poverty, blocked from “contraband charities” by the absence of involved relatives or friends in the trade. The resentment and frustration implicit in denied opportunities is common to most aboriginal reserves in Canada...

The reality is that the same disagreement amongst Mohawks over linkages between sovereignty and smuggling also colours perceptions of victims, offenders and assessments of harms associated with the trade. Among those who perceive their right to import cigarettes or any other commodity as based on sovereignty (or who adopt this position publicly as it is to their benefit to do so), their actions are not criminal, they are political. And it is only because their actions are political that the state chooses to criminalize them, as states have always done with those who challenge the existing order of things. It is a compelling and romantic view of crime, and one which is that much more attractive to communities...

Smugglers, in their own view, are therefore standing up and for their rights as Mohawks-a thus denying their label as “criminals” and, by extension, their fellow Mohawks as among their “victims”. That denial rings rather hollow in those cases where smugglers clearly have no intention of sharing the wealth, and thus the mantle of “offender” or “criminal” is perhaps easier to assign and more appropriately borne. However, there is clearly a greater unease among some community members when it comes to assigning that label to those who have used profits from smuggling to help out fellow Mohawks and support community-building activities. Technically, these smugglers are still breaking laws and enlisting Mohawk rights as a prop for that illicit activity, but they also present a challenge to local conceptions of smugglers as criminals, and thus also to those who might qualify as victims...

There is a wide range of harm implicit in smuggling, and its victims are everywhere. These victims are not limited to those who fall in violent clashes between smugglers, those whose lives are ravaged by the drugs and alcohol imported, or wounded or killed by contraband weapons. These are not the desperate and vulnerable migrants who are smuggled across the border like so much baggage and dumped at the first opportunity by the smugglers, only to be detected cold and starving by community members or police, or worse. These are arguably the silent or silenced victims of smuggling as a form of aboriginal organized crime; they will never take a seat in a sentencing circle or a community conference...

[full report]

Native Reports on Warriors & Smuggling

Introduction

Who are the Warriors

Other Warriors Secieties

Role under Great Law

Warriors at OKA

Weapons Smuggling?

Cigarette Smuggling?

Liquor Smuggling?

Gambling?

Main Insurgents

Onondaga Report


Oct 18, 2006 - Cigarette advertising and Dalton McGuinty's priorities

Sep 11, 2006 - Mohawk gambling profits at risk

Aug 31, 2006 - Caledonia: Shadows of Indian County

Aug 8, 2006 - If it walks like a terrorist and talks like a terrorist...

Aug 1, 2006 - Provincial Liberals plan to establish a casino in Caledonia?

Aug 1, 2006 - Ken Hill - Casino - Caledonia Protest

Jul 10, 2006 - Ken Hill skips the country?

Jun 28, 2006 - Ken Hill is on the run, and other rumours

Jun 26, 2006 - Gambling profits and paramilitary parades

Jun 25, 2006 - The Six Nations Gambling Fight

Jun 22, 2006 - Ken Hill, Entrepeneur: Confirmed

Jun 22, 2006 - Ken Hill has been arrested

Jun 19, 2006 - Rolling up the troublemakers

Jun 14, 2006 - Grand River Enterprises and smuggling

Jun 11, 2006 - Caledonia and Gambling