Abram Benedict Re Election as Grand Chief Could Spell Land Fight for Cornwall Waterfront by Jamie Gilcig 070118

Abram Benedict Re Election as Grand Chief Could Spell Land Fight for Cornwall Waterfront by Jamie Gilcig 070118

Cornwall Ontario – Then next few years will be a defining period for both Akwesasne and Cornwall.  At stake is an extremely valuable strip of waterfront lands that the Federal government will be selling, most likely through a process via Canada Lands where the properties are evaluated and then sold at market values to gain […]

Proposed Mohawk Land Claims Settlement: The Two Extremes by Doug George-Kanentiio

Proposed Mohawk Land Claims Settlement: The Two Extremes   by Doug George-Kanentiio

Akwesasne – Last week I was able to attend the two public sessions in which the people of Akwesasne had an opportunity to discuss the proposed land claims settlement as presented by the St. Regis Tribal Council and printed in the Indian Time newspaper. .The first public information gathering was on June 11th at the […]

A Strange and Historical Bad Land Claims Settlement for the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio

A Strange and Historical Bad Land Claims Settlement for the Mohawks  by Doug George-Kanentiio

Akwesasne – The May 30 announcement by the St. Regis Tribal Council that it had reached a “settlement” with New York State is one of the strangest in Native land claims history. The settlement begins with a bold lie: that of the three Mohawk governing councils at Akwesasne, this most factionalized of Native communities, one-the […]