Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ottawa, Six Nations outline positions

By Marissa Nelson
The Hamilton Spectator
(Jan 27, 2007)

The federal government has staked out its legal position in talks that are supposed to resolve the standoff in Caledonia.

There appears to be little agreement between the two sides on whether the former Douglas Creek Estates land was rightfully surrendered by Six Nations or not. This week, lawyers for the federal government presented the Six Nations negotiators with a 13-page report that takes issue with a similar native report made in November.

The federal report argues that if the case was brought to court, the surrender of what was called the Plank Road lands would be upheld. But it also stresses that negotiators must find a resolution to the outstanding land and money grievances.

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