More disturbing messages sent about Idle protests

Phil Glave, operations manager at Eagle Feather Aviation, based on the Rankin Reserve, holds up two newspaper clippings with threats and obscene drawings targeting the Idle No More movement that were mailed to his business.



SAULT STE. MARIE, ON - Another package of threats and obscene drawings targeting the Idle No More movement has surfaced, this time at a business based on Rankin Reserve.

Phil Glave, operations manager at Eagle Feather Aviation, said he received the envelope last week at his business but is perplexed as to why he was singled out.

"I'm not even aboriginal," said Glave.

The package contains newspaper clippings from Idle No More protests in the Sault and is defaced with crude drawings of firearms and male and female genitalia, along with threats and insults addressed to aboriginal people.

One of the clippings urges protesters to 'Stay away from city or else' and depicts a rifle pointed at the head of a man depicted in one of the newspaper photos.

The drawings are similar to ones described by Lesley Belleau, a PhD student in Peterborough who is originally from Garden River and has helped organized Idle No More protests in the Sault area.

Belleau reported that a relative in Garden River received an envelope addressed to her last week.

Both packages were addressed from Echo Bay, but post-marked Sault Ste. Marie.

Glave said that while his business is headquartered on a Batchewana First Nation reserve, he is not aboriginal. He adds, neither he or his wife, a Michipicoten First Nation member, have been involved in any Idle No More events.

"We have no interest in any of this," said Glave.

Glave said he made copies of the threats and then turned the package's contents over to city police.

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