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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, 201915 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, 201911 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, 201917 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, 201922 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, 201970 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, 201964 Views

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Indigenous guardians, leaders hope to build a national watchman program – National Observer

Shaunna Morgan Siegers was first called by the land and water when she was 18, halfway through her first year at university. She says she could see herself sitting on the high banks of the Rupert River, looking west at the setting sun. She headed home, to the Waskaganish First Nation on the southern shores […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201965 Views

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Appeals hope to highlight opposition to Dundee settlement agreement in Akwesasne – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 5 appeals waiting to be processed before Akwesasne can accept a $240 million offer from Canada The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will have to wait to accept a $240 million offer from Canada to settle a 130-year-old land grievance until a number of appeals are processed through its court system. Five Ahkwesahsró:non […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201972 Views

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Opitciwan First Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights after long wait – APTN News

January 23, 2019 The Atikamekw Nation filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court to settle a land claim that has been under negotiation for decades. “40 years! 40 years of negotiations that have lead to no satisfactory social projects,” said Chief Christian Awashish. “So starting today, we will cease all territory negotiations, and we […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201964 Views

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‘Native Land’ Map Helps You Recognize Which Indigenous Territory You Live On – HuffPost Canada

“It helps plant a seed that there’s people here before you, these are the lands that they’re on, and they’re still here.” @What traditional territory is your city on? Are you on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory? The territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and Mississaugas of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019116 Views

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