An Attack on Turtle Island News

In southern Ontario, an unknown person drove a stolen truck into the office of a First Nation’s newspaper and started a blaze in the early hours of October 28, 2019.

The office of Turtle Island News, which is located in the Six Nations of the Grand River near Hamilton, suffered approximately $150,000 worth of damage.

“Police told me we were targeted,” said Lynda Powless, the newspaper’s owner and publisher. “This was an attack on free speech and a free press in First Nation communities.”



Chantel Grillo and Adam Atkinson of CHCH News report:


Liam Casey of the Canadian Press reports:



The Committee to Protect Journalists comments:


The Canadian Association of Journalists comments: