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Minister Jim Prentice
Minister David Ramsay
Re: Douglas Creek Estates, Caledonia, Six Nations
In an emergency session on Sunday, April 16, 2006, the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council met with the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy Council.
The Elected Six Nations Council is presenting the following letter. This letter provides support to the correspondence of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy Council dated March 27, 2006, seeking the lead on resolving activities taking place by community members on Douglas Creek Estates located in Caledonia.
By this letter, the Elected Six Nations Council requests that Indian and Northern Affairs Canada recognize the lead of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council in this matter. The Elected Six Nations Council shall remain in an active supporting role.
Further, in the Six Nations Confederacy's correspondence of March 27, 2006, the Confederacy requested a response to the issues raised in their letter. The Elected Six Nations Council is supporting their request.
During a joint meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2006, held with the parties a document entitled "Draft Terms for a New Understanding Among Six Nations Canada and Ontario" was tabled by federal and provincial government representatives. The Elected Six Nations Council expects that this document be honoured and form the basis of ongoing talks surrounding the resolution of the activities at Douglas Creek Estates. Further, the Elected Six Nations Council will continue to participate in the resolution process.
Your immediate attention to this matter is of utmost importance. Your prompt attention to our correspondence will provide a means of resolving this issue and thereby ensure the safety of our community members.
Signed Sunday, April 16, 2006, in Brantford, Ontario.