Man starts hunger strike in Kanesatake over 301-year-old land dispute – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2019159 Views

Community’s traditional governing body has called for a moratorium on land development

Oct 18, 2019

A First Nations man in Quebec is on the eighth day of a hunger strike to raise awareness of a 301-year-old unresolved land dispute in Kanesatake.

Al Harrington, an Ojibway man from Shoal Lake 39 at the Ontario/Manitoba border who resides in the Mohawk community, has been on the hunger strike since Oct. 11 at the Kanesatake longhouse.

It’s where Kanesatake’s traditional governing body wants the federal government to meet with them to discuss resolving the longstanding land grievance, which resulted in the 1990 Oka Crisis and ongoing issues with their neighbours in Oka, Que.

“I’m doing this because my children are from this community,” said Harrington.

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