After exhausting all political avenues, the Algonquins of
Barriere Lake and many non-native supporters have blockaded highway 117
for a second time. Last time the community, including Elders, youth and
children, were met with a brutal police response. Riot cops used tear
gas and pain compliance, instead of negotiators. The police response
has drawn criticism from international human rights groups, the Chiefs
of Ontario, and the Christian Peacemaker Team.