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Native leaders say Caledonia talks fruitful

Canadian Press - in The Hamilton Spectator
Sunday, April 23, 2006 | Updated at 9:41 AM EDT

[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]

CALEDONIA, Ontario: Talks are continuing this weekend to end a land dispute in southwestern Ontario.

Native leaders emerged yesterday after more than 18 hours of negotiations to say progress was being made to end the crisis in Caledonia, near Hamilton.

Mohawk Chief Allen MacNaughton calls the talks "fruitful."

He says one suggestion that has been made to the provincial and federal governments is a possible buyout of the developer, Henco Industries.

There is also word that all parties will appoint representatives who will have the authority to negotiate a draft agreement, which would then be subject to ratification.

However, despite the talks, barricades blocking a busy highway through the town remain standing.

For seven weeks, Six Nations members have occupied a housing development site, saying the land was wrongly taken from them two centuries ago.

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