Tekawennake News (Six Nations): “No evidence” of McHale association w/white supremacists

July 14/10 - Six Nations newspaper Tekawennake clarification op-ed by Doug Fleming, Merlyn Kinrade, Gary McHale & Mark Vandermaas, Week 1: 'Healing Two Communities: White Supremacists -- Fact or Fiction?' Click to enlarge.Tekawennake
Wednesday, July 14, 2010  


Healing Two Communities: White Supremacists – Truth or Fiction?

by Doug Fleming, Merlyn Kinrade, Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas 

[emphasis added] Ed. note. Between June 24-30, 2009 the Tekawenakke published several stories in our on-going coverage of the Caledonia conflict which might lead some readers to believe that members of the CANACE (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality) organization, which has advocated on behalf of the residents of Caledonia, includes members or associates with Neo-Nazi, KKK or other white supremacist ties. The Tekawennake wishes to clarify that we have no evidence that Doug Fleming, Merlyn Kinrade, Gary McHale or Mark Vandermaas are associated with or sympathizers of such groups, and offer the following Op-Ed as the first in a two-part series giving them the opportunity to communicate their purpose and agenda in their own words. […]

Read the entire op-ed series:

Commentary on importance of healing through truth, justice & apologies

Mark Vandermaas, Editor

2 responses to “Tekawennake News (Six Nations): “No evidence” of McHale association w/white supremacists

  1. I am personally looking forward to tomorrow’s edition of the Teka, for the first time EVER!!

    I can’t wait to read the suggestions that will be presented by CANACE for healing and reconciliation between native and non-native peoples.

    Its about time some initiatives come forward to heal the divide. That is not to say that many others have never tried because they have, do and continue to.

    Good Luck CANACE. Show us the way.

    First Nations People.

    VoC Reply: Thanks for writing KC – first timer, I believe?

    Thanks for the encouragement. I’m quite excited that the Teka did the right thing in this case. Hopefully, some on 6N will reach out to us. I think there are lots of people trying to find a short cut to a state of ‘pretend healing’ because they don’t want to do the tough work of standing up for truth and justice, or tell those responsible for victimizing Caledonia that they need to do the right thing — apologize.

    We’ll never know when this is over until those responsible acknowledge their wrongs with an apology. I remember back in 2007 when someone told me things are “quiet” so why were we planning a protest just before the provincial election. The next day Sam Gualtieri was nearly beaten to death by native protesters in the home he was building for his daughter.

    As McHale said in his column last week, meddlers who are willing to settle for anything less than an apology from Ontario, the OPP and Six Nations are just playing politics:

    Click to access 100721-regional-healing-two-communities-mchale.pdf

    Thanks again. Mark

  2. Oh yeah..they have no evidence, but that surely won’t stop them from insinuating it..

    Besides, isn’t the indian movement of all spots and stripes, inherently racist by its own nature?

    VoC Reply: Thanks for comment. The scum who support the violence in Caledonia been trying to smear us for going on four years, and I expect we haven’t heard the last of them. Fortunately, in this case, the publisher decided to do the right thing. Perhaps it will send a message that the WS allegations are getting a little long in the tooth, but probably not.

    I wouldn’t characterize the ‘Indian movement’ as racist in nature; like every community natives have racist/extremist/criminal elements. Unfortunately, native racists are much more dangerous (in my opinion) because the government, police and media aren’t trying to ignore, appease and/or finance them:



    Thanks for writing Kursk. Mark