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

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2019392 Views

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 submitted appeals to the Akwesasne Mohawk Court regarding a December referendum that saw nearly 80 per cent of 2,197 voters approve the terms and conditions of the Dundee Claim Settlement Agreement.

Steven Thompson, one of the appellants, posted a statement on Facebook about his application to appeal his vote because he, and others, felt misled, misguided, and misinformed toward voting Yes.

“I had previously been led to believe by my fellow community members and council elected leaders that I was doing the right thing because of all the misleading and biased information I was being handed,” wrote Thompson.

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