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Mi’kmaq First Nation files land claim for vast portion of New Brunswick

The Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation is laying claim to a large parcel of land in southeastern New Brunswick.

The land claim, filed in provincial court on Wednesday by first people’s lawyer Bruce McIvor, covers roughly one third of the province. Read the rest of this entry

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Indigenous demonstration forces closure of the Pinery provincial park

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CBC News, Nov 10, 2017

A group of indigenous demonstrators has forced the closure of the Pinery — an Ontario park on the shores of Lake Huron — with police saying the action is connected to an ongoing land claim. Read the rest of this entry

Haudenosaunee people block Caledonia road over ‘lies’ from Ontario government

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Members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy protest along a street in Caledonia Thursday. (David Ritchie/CBC)

CBC News, August 10, 2017

Members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy blocked Argyle Street in Caledonia on Thursday.

The group has listed several demands, most aimed at the Ontario government but one directed at the Six Nations elected band council. Read the rest of this entry

Ross River Dena Council shocked, angry at land claim proposal

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‘There was no consultation … and it creates a bit of difficulty,’ said Ross River Dena Council chief Jack Caesar, pictured at left with councillors Derick Redies, Verna Nukon and Jenny Caesar. (Nancy Thomson/CBC)

The Kaska Dena Council – asking for $1.5B from Ottawa – doesn’t speak for us, First Nation says

By Nancy Thomson, CBC News June 23, 2017

Members of the Ross River Dena Council are upset by a land claim proposal submitted recently on their behalf by the Kaska Dena Council (KDC).

The proposal asks for $1.5 billion from the federal government. That would include $500 million for the Ross River Dena Council, whose traditional territory encompasses 13 per cent of Yukon’s landmass. Read the rest of this entry

Historic land deal with Algonquin peoples signed by federal, Ontario governments

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Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, right, and her Ontario counterpart, David Zimmer, left, have signed a historic agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario that will eventually see wide swaths of eastern Ontario signed over to the Indigenous people as part of a modern treaty. (John Paul Tasker/CBC News)

Agreement in principle involves more than $300M, roughly 36,000 square kilometres of land

By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, October 18, 2016

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and her Ontario counterpart have signed a historic agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario that will eventually see wide swaths of eastern Ontario signed over to the Indigenous people as part of a modern treaty. Read the rest of this entry