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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.
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.