Archive for June 15, 2007

Governments will pay/do anything to appease Natives because of the Terrorist Threat announced for June 29th.

Today’s Headlines are proof that Ottawa is willing to start slicing up Canada and giving it to Terrorists like cake to appease their demands. With over 800 land claims, what will be left of our Country when our “Leaders” are done?

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Ottawa is considering buying land claimed by Six Nations and returning it to the band to resolve native demands a settlement in the Caledonia standoff must include land.

The federal government has offered Six Nations $125 million to resolve four claims, but the offer is only contingent on natives ending their 16-month occupation of an one-time housing project and not staging more occupations.

Ottawa has said expropriation of land owned by third parties is not negotiable but one way around that is for Ottawa to buy properties in Haldimand and Brant (where land claims dominate) and return it to Six Nations.

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Who says confrontation or the threat of it doesn’t work? In spite of the Conservative government’s denials, it came up with new approach to settling aboriginal land claims a mere 18 days before the planned national day of protest.

The government will provide $250 million annually for 10 years to clear the logjam of land claims. the land claims demonstrations in such places as Caledonia and Ipperwash occurred in southern Ontario, where the Conservatives are lusting after votes. They’re hoping that new land claims process will appeal to Ontario voters and maybe swing their support to the Conservatives.

The National Day of Action will still go ahead as planned.

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VANCOUVER — One of the most prime pieces of real estate in the country, home to one of the oldest public golf courses in the city, is expected to be handed over to the Musqueam Indian band as part of a controversial land-claims agreement.

If the deal for the 120-acre University Golf Club goes ahead, constituents in Premier Gordon Campbell’s upscale west-side riding, which encompasses the land, will be forced to take some kind of action, one former University of British Columbia official predicted yesterday.

some of the university’s top patrons have been tipped off and have quietly begun to mobilize forces to fight the move when it is officially announced next month.

The Musqueam have laid claim to vast tracts of the city, including land on which the University of British Columbia and University Golf Club sit. The land is some of the most valuable property in the country.

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TORONTO (CP) – Ontario’s aboriginal communities could get $2.5 billion over the next 20 years under a new proposed deal to share revenue from provincial lotteries and casinos.

Provincial negotiators say the deal – if it’s ratified by Ontario chiefs on June 18 – would be the first agreement of its kind in Canada since it gives 133 aboriginal communities a cut of the province’s gaming revenue.

Under the proposed agreement, the 133 aboriginal communities would get a cut of all the provincial cash that comes from gaming, essentially doubling their annual revenue share to about $125 million.

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In his recent report on the 1995 death of native protester Dudley George, Commissioner Sidney Linden called Canada’s failure to deal with native claims fairly and quickly “the single biggest source of frustration, distrust and ill-feeling among aboriginal people in Ontario.”

Indications that this anger is boiling over are not hard to find. Land disputes in Caledonia and Deseronto, Ont., and a national day of native action planned for June 29 are just the most visible signs that, as Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine warned last month, many native communities “have reached a breaking point.”

Six Nations protesters who have occupied the site of a housing development in Caledonia for 16 months say Harper’s proposal “doesn’t change one thing” for them.

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