Deseronto tired of being in the dark

Posted: May 14, 2007 in Deseronto, Headlines, Land claims, Natives

Deseronto council is getting a hard lesson in how much say it has in land claim negotiations that impact more than half their town — the answer is not much.

Negotiations between the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) and the federal government are ongoing and impact future ownership of about 60 per cent of the town. But council has no spot at the negotiating table, even as an observer, and there are still holes in the information it receives, said Coun. Edgar Tumak.

Tumak has requested information in writing from the federal government. Neither he nor council has received an answer.

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