Wal-Mart land ownership disputed

Posted: May 30, 2007 in Dunville, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

A real estate investment firm’s conviction it has clear title to the Dunnville Wal-Mart property is being disputed by members of Six Nations.“We have clear title to the land so there is no issue from our point of view,” said Scott Dutchak of Calloway REIT. The company’s ownership is registered at the land registry office, he said.

At a May 23 community meeting in Ohsweken, Cayuga sub-chief Leroy Hill said the Six Nations Confederacy sent a letter to Wal-Mart. He said Calloway REIT will look at environmental concerns and told the Confederacy they will do what they want with the property.

At the Six Nations community meeting, Ruby Montour wondered if Wal-Mart construction will continue and if lands around it will be given to Six Nations. “We don’t have to let them build there,” she said.“Telling them is not working. Action does,” said Montour who asked if people wanted to accompany her to the construction site.

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