Unceded territory: The Montreal Canadiens are wrong, says Quebec Indigenous affairs minister – CTV News

Unceded territory: The Montreal Canadiens are wrong, says Quebec Indigenous affairs minister – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202155 Views

Oct. 20, 2021

The Legault government is rebuking the Canadiens for claiming Montreal is unceded Indigenous territory.

The Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Ian Lafrenière, maintains that the organization is mistaken.

The Montreal Canadiens are now announcing before the start of games that their organization recognizes the Mohawk Nation for its hospitality on its traditional and unceded territory.

“It’s a decision by the Habs,” he said in a press scrum at the National Assembly. “It’s important to recognize that the First Nations were here before us and that we live together, but now we’re getting into a debate between historians who don’t agree, so maybe it was a mistake.”

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/unceded-territory-the-montreal-canadiens-are-wrong-says-quebec-indigenous-affairs-minister-1.5630991

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