Police Charge Journalist Karl Dockstader in Ontario

In southern Ontario, provincial police laid criminal charges against journalist Karl Dockstader after he had filed reports about a land dispute in August.

Mr. Dockstader had spent several days at the site of a land dispute between the Haudenosaunee and Foxgate Developments in Caledonia.

The Ontario Provincial Police charged Mr. Dockstader with mischief and failure to comply with a court order. An injunction bars people from visiting the disputed land.

 

REPORTAGE

 

At Canadaland, Jonathan Goldsbie interviews Mr. Dockstader:

“It’s Either A Terrible Mistake Or Something More Sinister”

 

The staff of NetNewsLedger report:

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2020/09/05/indigenous-journalist-arrested-covering-dispute-at-six-nations/

 

COMMENTARY

 

In The Lawyer’s Daily, Pamela Palmater comments:

https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/business/articles/20899/criminalization-of-indigenous-journalism-contradicts-reconciliation-pamela-palmater

In St. Catharines, Brandi Morin comments in The Standard:

https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ts/opinion/contributors/2020/09/09/police-must-stop-trying-to-muzzle-indigenous-journalists.html

 

News byte courtesy: R. Franklin Carter