Author Topic: BC v Wet'suet'en  (Read 1776 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: BC v Wet'suet'en
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 05:41:40 am »

The Mohawk territory near Belleville isn't even their traditional land, it was a piece of land they moved to after being given to them by the British in the late 18th century after their territory was lost in New York State when the US took it over after the US won the American Revolution vs the British.  It's a reserve that's was part of British Crown and now Canadian Crown territory.  This person doesn't even know what they're talking about lol.

I grew up around there and have friends from the Mohawk Territory.  It's kind of insulting to take down an area by saying "it's not even traditional territory".  The Mohawks and others moved around all of these areas as I understand, and at least there was a real agreement between the British and Natives that was honoured in this case.  Brantford and 6 Nations is the same.

I also don't know if non-coverage by local press, or any press is any kind of proof of anything, in this era of declining press.