Thanks, in part, to Christie Blatchford of the Globe and Mail, I am now able to acknowledge openly a brave woman who deserves to be recognized as one of Caledonia’s true heroes. What makes her so remarkable is that she also happens to be the youngest, and her family among the town’s most traumatized.
Just fourteen years old when she first insisted on speaking out on behalf of traumatized victims of landclaim lawlessness and racial policing on her street, this young lady’s courage serves as both an inspiration to those who stood beside her, and as a spotlight of shame on those who ignored her cries for help on behalf of her family and the other children living on the Sixth Line in Caledonia where Canadian citizens caught up in a violent insurrection were denied OPP policing after April 20/06.
We meet ‘Dancer’
She came to our attention at our March 03/07 March for Freedom protest in support of Dave Hartless when Caledonia resident Doug Plank – a Chartered Accountant – handed me a copy of her heartbreaking, yet hopeful, school project by a 14 year old girl – a pamphlet called, ‘Road of Hope:Help the 6th Line!’‘
Read the rest of Dancer’s story here:
- Caledonia Victims Project, April 13/10: Caledonia’s youngest hero: Pam ‘Dancer’ Dudych