Natives hopeful about land claims changes

Posted: May 22, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Land claims, Natives

The Globe and Mail reported yesterday that Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice is considering handing over some aboriginal land claims to an independent body for resolution. The minister said on CTV’s Question Period that Ottawa currently “serves as the defendant, and the judge, and the jury and the research body,” in claims settlements. He wants to change that.

The news was greeted with cautious optimism at Six Nations, which has been involved in negotiations with Ottawa and Queen’s Park for more than a year over the disputed former Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia.

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