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‘Whose Land WAS It, Anyway?’


This is caused by tribes filing competing land claims — all based on ‘oral history’ — none of which can be accurately resolved because their culture was unfamiliar with map-making and documentation: 

“Two Manitoba Dene ‘First Nations’ {aboriginal tribes} are turning to the courts after Crown-‘Indigenous’ {Aboriginal} Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has refused to explain why she cancelled a meeting where a draft land claim agreement was expected to be signed. The Sayisi Dene and Northlands Denesuline ‘First Nations’ have applied for a judicial review by a federal court of Bennett’s decision to shut down negotiations. Continue reading ‘Whose Land WAS It, Anyway?’