Canadian Indians surrender to police

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Canadian Indians

surrender to police

Vancouver - An armed camp of Indians who seized private ranchland they claimed was sacred, in the Pacific Canadian province of British Columbia, have surrendered to authorities, ending a month-long siege by police forces. The two leaders of the rebel group, Wolverine (right) and Peter Rosette, were escorted by officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as they left the private territory at Gustafsen Lake, located north-west of Vancouver. Nine other members of the group, including two white supporters, left the ranch after their spiritual father, the Cree shaman John Stevens, made that request during talks earlier in the day. AFP