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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202073 Views

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Canadian forest scientists want to decolonize their research – National Observer

January 29th 2020 When Natural Resources Canada researchers held a meeting last January, they came to an important realization about their department’s relationship with First Nations. Forest scientists often monitor experimental sites, and many at the Laurentian Forestry Centre have set them up on traditional Indigenous territory. The researchers wanted to know what level of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 202044 Views

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Akwesasne moves ahead in $239M Dundee land claim settlement after appeals dismissed – CBC

5 appeals of 2018 referendum results dismissed by court following year-long process Jan 28, 2020 Akwesasne is one step closer to settling a 130-year-old land grievance with Canada after a year of reviewing appeals lodged against the results of a community-wide referendum. The referendum, held in December 2018, was required by the Mohawk community that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202045 Views

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Man starts hunger strike in Kanesatake over 301-year-old land dispute – CBC

Community’s traditional governing body has called for a moratorium on land development Oct 18, 2019 A First Nations man in Quebec is on the eighth day of a hunger strike to raise awareness of a 301-year-old unresolved land dispute in Kanesatake. Al Harrington, an Ojibway man from Shoal Lake 39 at the Ontario/Manitoba border who […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201966 Views

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Kanesatake’s 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada’s Specific Claims Policy – CBC

Development on disputed land continues as band council negotiates behind closed doors Aug 14, 2019 301 years. That’s how long a First Nation in Quebec has been trying to reclaim its land. The Mohawks of Kanesatake once occupied 689 square kilometres of land northwest of Montreal. Today they have 12 square kilometres. Solving the land […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201966 Views

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Mohawk land defender Ellen Gabriel on the continuing struggle for land and territory – rabble.ca

Peace Brigades International closely followed the July-September 1990 confrontation between Mohawk land defenders (who opposed the expansion of a golf course onto Indigenous burial grounds) and the Quebec police and Canadian army. That 78-day confrontation took place just 50 kilometres west of Montreal and about 150 kilometres east of Ottawa, and is the subject of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201966 Views

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Updated: Oka calls for moratorium on land transfer to Kanesatake – CBC

Aug 07, 2019 Liberal MP Marc Miller says federal government has no intention on pausing settlement process The Quebec town of Oka is calling on the federal government to impose a moratorium on the proposed transfer of lands to the neighbouring community of Kanesatake. It is also asking for an RCMP detachment to police the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201974 Views

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Oka demands moratorium on land transfer, RCMP ‘bring order back’ to Kanesatake – CTV News

August 7, 2019 The town of Oka wants federal and provincial governments to halt a potential land transfer to neighbouring Kanesatake, and the RCMP deployed to the area, as tensions simmer between the two communities. At a meeting Tuesday, the Oka town council passed three resolutions meant, in the council’s words, to “bring order back […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201978 Views

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Developer offers to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened – CBC

Land is a part of The Pines, a forested area important to the Mohawks of Kanesatake Jul 11, 2019 A Quebec developer is offering to give back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake part of a forested area of land that was at the heart of the Oka Crisis. Grégoire Gollin said he’s committed to transferring […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2019140 Views

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The Government of Canada concludes an important chapter concerning surplus land in the former Mirabel airport reserve

From: Transport Canada April 15, 2019 Mirabel, Quebec Transport Canada The Government of Canada is committed to furthering important socio-economic objectives that contribute to the growth and development of communities across Canada. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that it is restarting the process to sell surplus lands from the former Mirabel […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2019110 Views

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