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Kanesatake Mohawk chief cuts off talks with Oka mayor in land dispute – BayToday
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MONTREAL — Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon said Friday he’s decided to cut off all talks with Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon after the mayor refused to apologize for derogatory comments about the First Nations territory.
Simon and his band council met with federal and provincial governments earlier in the day in an attempt to defuse tensions over a land dispute between Kanesatake and neighbouring Oka, northwest of Montreal.
The grand chief met with Marc Miller, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Sylvie D’Amours, at a downtown Montreal office tower.