Land deal could prevent rail blockade

Posted: June 19, 2007 in Appeasement & Cowardice, CN Rail, Conservative Cowards, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives

The chief of the Roseau River First Nation says a new land deal with Ottawa has him ready to call off a planned rail blockade. Terry Nelson says federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice has agreed to grant reserve status to 30 hectares of land the band owns on Highway 6 at the Perimeter Highway, just northwest of Winnipeg.

Nelson says he still must consult his community before calling off the blockade, but he’s confident Ottawa will now start to act on outstanding land claims.

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