Photo: Chief Gary Potts (blue parka) sitting on the road

 

Chief Gary Potts (blue parka) sitting on the road, waiting to be arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Photo: Second Chief Rita O'Sullivan arrested on blockade, 1989

 

 

 

  BACKGROUND: Land Claim

  MAP: Red Squirrel blockades

 

Second Chief Rita O'Sullivan arrested and carried to the paddy wagon. She was toting essentials in the bag for an indefinite stay.

   
Photo: Potts, prior to arrests, discussing rules of engagement with the police commander, 1989

Potts, prior to arrests, discussing rules of engagement with the police commander.

   
Photo: Jim Twain carrying the tribal flag at 1989 blockade Jim Twain carrying the tribal flag. The brown stands for n'Daki Menan (the homeland), the blue for the sky and water. The circle, ringed with four owl feathers, holds the totems of six clans with the sun in the middle. The inner pattern is from the painting on the old tribal drum, a collaboration of elders George and Charlotte Peshabo, and artist Hugh McKenzie. Potts designed the flag.
   

Photo: Sign erected on Red Squirrel Road at aboriginal blockade, 1989

Near the road barrier commonly known as Barmac Gate, this sign was erected on the roadside. It soon disappeared.

 

 

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