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Reserve blockaded after chief cancels vote

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A Southern Alberta native chief has cancelled a band election set for next month, extending his term by two years and provoking a protest blockade of the road into a reserve west of Calgary. Residents of the Eden Valley Reserve set up a peaceful blockade of the bridge leading into the community last week, angered by an Oct. 14 band council resolution that would extend the term of David Bearspaw as Chief of the Bearspaw First Nation until 2012.