I wrote a few weeks ago about George W. Bush's speaking engagement giving members of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce economic advice. During the protest outside the Telus Convention Centre, I had mentioned that four people had been arrested over the course of the afternoon, the first when he had attempted to make a citizen's arrest of George W. Bush. This protester was Splitting the Sky, an activist for Aboriginal peoples. He has been charged with obstructing justice, and is being represented in court by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsay Clark (who is now a human rights advocate).
As the Conservative government has still shown no intention of stepping into the issue, he, along with Lawyers Against the War have been continuing to work at the legal system on two fronts, and Splitting the Sky (which is a translation from his Mohawk name, Dacajeweiah; he also uses the name John Boncore) has been arguing that in fact it was the Calgary Police Service that was obstructing justice on March 17th. And although his court case is still pending, a separate application was heard Tuesday afternoon and rumors are circulating that a Calgary judge has agreed, and will be issuing an arrest warrant in coming days under section 83.29 of the Criminal Code of Canada.