Six Nations reclaim their land in Ontario

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On March 3, led by clan mothers, members of the Six Nations set up camp outside Caledonia, Ontario, to protest the illegal sale of their land by the Canadian government to real estate developers. As of this writing, they remain steadfast, despite a brutal but unsuccessful police raid on the unarmed camp in late April.

A police presence now surrounds the camp, and the situation remains tense. But indigenous people and supporters across Canada and the U.S. are holding solidarity actions.

The Rotinoshon’non:we peoples of the Six Nations all recognize women as being “title holders” of the land. And, says camp spokesperson Hazel Hill, “We have no intention of abandoning our position.” They intend to remain until their land rights and sovereignty are recognized. To find out how to help them achieve their goal, see www.sisis.nativeweb.org.

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