OHSWEKEN — About ten people from Six Nations organized themselves to stop traffic near Painter Road and Highway 54 on Monday. The individuals said they did not agree with the community checkpoints being removed and attempted to launch a grassroots initiative on social media to re-establish road blocks and restrict traffic coming onto the reserve to only those with a federal Certificate of Indian Status.
Six Nations of the Grand River removed road blockades at all community entry points at midnight on June 15 after nearly four months of restricting access to residents and ordering local businesses closed.
The group issued an unsigned letter saying they wanted to see traffic restriction reinstated at Six Nations through to July 3.
They also called the hereditary chiefs and elected leadership to a community meeting outside a local school scheduled for Wednesday evening.
Six Nations Police attended the Painter Road location for a short time Tuesday afternoon but did not provide an update on whether or not those impeding traffic would be facing charges.