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'Progress' seen in Caledonia talks

Canadian Press
Globe & Mail
April 27, 2006 | Posted at 7:58 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, Ont. - Progress is being reported in talks aimed at resolving an aboriginal standoff in Caledonia, Ontario.

But tensions remained high last night as dozens of local residents gathered at the barricades across from aboriginal protesters.

Barricades were erected a week ago today after police arrested 16 people who were preventing work being done at a 40-hectare tract of disputed land at a half-finished southern Ontario housing site.

Negotiations resumed yesterday at an undisclosed location between Six Nations leaders and federal and provincial officials.

Chief Allen McNaughton of the Six Nations Confederacy told Hamilton television station CHCH that the negotiators "are making progress."

He also said the possible removal of the road blockade through the town south of Hamilton was one of the issues under discussion.

"The parties are moving toward achieving disengagement which would result in the clearing of public roads."

The negotiations were expected to continue Thursday.

There was no reported timetable for their conclusion.

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