UPDATED: Dudley George’s Brother Accidentally Set On Fire During Camp Ipperwash Protest

Pierre George is engulfed in flames during a dispute between members of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations at the entrance to the former army camp being returned by the federal government in Ipperwash, Ont. on Sunday September 20, 2015. Craig Glover/The London Free Press/Postmedia Networ

Pierre George is engulfed in flames during a dispute between members of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations at the entrance to the former army camp being returned by the federal government in Ipperwash, Ont. on Sunday September 20, 2015. Craig Glover/The London Free Press/Postmedia Networ

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By Red Power Media, Staff, Updated Sept 20, 2015

The brother of native protester Dudley George, — shot dead by an OPP sniper 20 years ago — was engulfed in flames Sunday during a protest by natives at a disputed former federal military camp.

The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation last week ratified a deal, that included the return of land appropriated by the federal government in 1942 for use as a military training facility.

But Sunday, during a march to mark the deal’s ratification, a dispute broke out between natives in front of the former Camp Ipperwash, with some residents of the camp erecting a small fire to prevent others from entering.

Pierre George, was engulfed in flames during the standoff.

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Aboriginal protester accidentally engulfed in flames

Witnesses say Pierre was injured when he accidentally set himself ablaze while pouring gasoline on a fire set by the protesters.

There was still no immediate word on his condition.

The First Nation announced Saturday that it had approved a settlement that included the return of land and $90 million in the dispute over Camp Ipperwash.

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About $20 million will be used to compensate original members of Stony Point, their ancestors and eligible band members, while $70 million will be put into a fund overseen by trustees for future development of the original Stony Point reserve.

Dudley George was shot and killed by police when a group of about 30 protesters from the First Nation occupied nearby Ipperwash Provincial Park in September 1995, claiming it contained a sacred burial ground.

Sources:

http://www.lfpress.com/2015/09/20/brother-of-dudley-george-engulfed-in-flames-during-dispute-at-former-camp-ipperwash

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/dudley-george-s-brother-accidentally-set-on-fire-during-ipperwash-protest

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