Friday, April 21, 2006

Tensions Over Disputed Canadian First Nations Land Heating Up

Looks like tensions are heating up near Caledonia in Ontario Canada over a piece of land. Developers claim that the land, which is north of Toronto,is owned by them and they plan to build a new development there. The Six Nations reserve however, claimed that the land is theirs and is blocking any development. Canadian First Nations groups from across the country as well as some of their American Native counterparts are converging to Caledonia to show their support and solidarity. Even the Mohawk Nation in Quebec staged a protest to show support as they tied up traffic on the Mercier bridge near Montreal for 30 minutes.

On a brighter note, see beautiful Canadian First Nations Art at Free Spirit Gallery.

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