Native protestors at Caledonia, Ontario, have once again erected a blockade to protest against stalled talks in the land dispute between a developer and Six Nations residents.
An Ontario judge ruled August 8 that all negotiations to end the land claims dispute should halt until law is restored.
Protesters and Caledonia residents hurled insults at each other that same night in a tense standoff.
Police dispersed the crowd early in the morning of August 9.
The protest began Feb. 28 and Six Nations residents have been occupying the Douglas Creek Estates site near Caledonia since then.
In his ruling, Ontario Justice David Marshall said the “lawlessness” must end before negotiations between provincial and federal officials and members of the Six Nations community can continue and resolve the issue.
The blockade had been taken down a month and a half before, but tension and uncertainty over the outcome of the dispute, coupled with the breakdown of talks, forced the Mohawk protestors to erect the barricade once again.
The land was purchased by the Ontario government, which effectively ended the developers plans to build on the territory, but talks as to how to handle what is now Crown land have reached an impasse.
Judge Marshall also ordered the Ontario attorney general to prosecute anyone who violates a five-month-old court order by refusing to leave the land.