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

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2019385 Views

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 will commence with a demand for title.”

Joined by elders and community members, Awashish kicked off the lawsuit that demands recognition of their ancestral land.

The suit names both Canada and Quebec who Awashish said have benefitted greatly from Atikamekw lands.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/01/23/aopitciwan-first-nation-taking-canada-and-quebec-to-court-over-land-rights-after-long-wait/

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