Caldwell First Nation
In December 1998, the Canadian government and the Caldwell First NationÂ ( Here is another page ) announced an Agreement-in-Principle to settle outstanding land claims and thereby allow the Caldwell to purchase land for a reserve. Hostile neighbours posted 1,000 "Not for Sale" signs on surrounding lands and Caldwell property was vandalized in February 1999. Fearing further vandalism or attacks, the chief of the Caldwell asked CPT for a protective presence. CPT maintained a 3-person team on the band office property from Feb. 12-26, 1999. CPT subsequently visited Caldwell neighbours to discuss their "Not for Sale" signs as the band prepared for a ratification vote. The chief's house was vandalized again in October 2000. CPTers participated in a "Walk Against Racism" organized by the Caldwell in the spring of 2000 and 2001. When the ratification vote was held the agreement-in-principle was rejected. Legal proceeding and negotiations are continuing.
CPTers have also particpated in the Caldwells' "Walk Against Racism" in the spring of 2000 and 2001.