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Federal government seeking end to long-running Ipperwash dispute offers $95M, return of land

Blockade of highway near Ipperwash, Ontario, 1995, after the shooting death of Dudley George by Ontario Provincial Police.

Blockade of highway near Ipperwash, Ontario, 1995, after the shooting death of Dudley George by Ontario Provincial Police.

by Barbara Simpson, National Post, August 14, 2015

SARNIA, Ont. — Almost 20 years after a deadly confrontation between natives and police at Ontario’s Ipperwash Provincial Park, the federal government is offering to pay a $95-million settlement and return Camp Ipperwash — a military training site adjacent to the park — to the natives from whom it was expropriated during the Second World War.

The 56-hectare park and adjacent camp at the southern end of Lake Huron were the site of a 1995 native occupation that resulted in the death of Dudley George, an unarmed native protester who was shot and killed by a member of the Ontario Provincial Police. Read the rest of this entry