January 2022 Part 2, regular graphics (2)

First Nations, Hutterite communities, and Canadian veterans are coming together to show support for the Freedom Convoy, says Dave MacKenzie, owner of Canadian Trucking Magazine.

The Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk) First Nations and the Mi’kmaq Nation participated in convoy celebrations, MacKenzie told the Western Standard.

The tribes were set up near convoy routes in Manitoba and were offering to smudge drivers who wanted to participate.

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Photo by Martin Halvorson

“I just smudged with my brothers and sisters on the side of the highway,” said convoy organizer, Pat King, on a Facebook live video.

In Henley, Manitoba, the RCMP closed the TransCanada Highway and escorted the convoy through the region safely, said MacKenzie.

MacKenzie said Hutterite colonies and Canadian veterans have been advocating for the freedom convoy which is protesting vaccine mandates.

About 25 Hutterite communities came together to feed truckers.

The Hutterites followed the convoy into Ontario, bringing thousands of dollars in food to those participating, said MacKenzie.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

Reporter (Alberta)

Ewa Sudyk is an Alberta Reporter for the Western Standard and Alberta Report based in the Calgary Headquarters, and the Finance & Administration Manager for Western Standard New Media Corp.

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