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Kanesatake’s 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada’s Specific Claims Policy – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2019234 Views

Development on disputed land continues as band council negotiates behind closed doors

Aug 14, 2019

301 years.

That’s how long a First Nation in Quebec has been trying to reclaim its land.

The Mohawks of Kanesatake once occupied 689 square kilometres of land northwest of Montreal. Today they have 12 square kilometres.

Solving the land dispute has been of the highest importance to the Mohawk community, but it hasn’t been an easy process between federal bureaucracy, confidentiality clauses and ongoing development in the area.

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