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Province buys disputed land

Thunder Bay's Source
Web Posted: 6/16/2006 6:12:26 PM

[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.]

The Ontario government has agreed to buy the unfinished subdivision in Caledonia, Ontario that's at the heart of a contentious land dispute.

The Ontario minister responsible for aboriginal affairs, David Ramsay, says the deal should alleviate some of the tension in Caledonia, where the incidents of violence has stepped up recently. The province intends to hold the land in trust while talks aimed at ending the occupation continue.

The developer, Henco Industries has been caught in the middle of the dispute since aboriginals began occupying the land in February.

There's no word on how much the buyout will cost the province.

However, the Six Nations say they're upset the province intends to hold the land in trust. Spokeswoman Janie Jamieson argues the province is spending millions to appease the developer, but hasn't begun to resolve the land claim. The Six Nations say the land is part of a parcel that was wrongly taken from them by the Crown in the 1840s.

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