Akwesasne votes Yes to accepting $240M Dundee land claim settlement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2018466 Views

Nearly 80 per cent of voters approved settlement over western Quebec lands

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will accept a $240 million offer from Canada to settle a 130-year-old land grievance after a majority voted Yes in a referendum held over the weekend.

Out of 2,197 voters, 79.61 per cent approved the terms and conditions of the Dundee Claim Settlement Agreement.

“I think it would be very rare for this opportunity to pop up again,” said Brittany Bonaparte.

“Who knows how long it would take to get our voices heard again? It seemed that so many people were focused on the traditions and the past and all I could think about is our future —to have more land, more opportunity.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/akwesasne-vote-dundee-land-claim-settlement-1.4939343

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