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Kahnawake Mohawks oppose Algonquin land transfer


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake issued a statement opposing a potential $300 million dollar capital fund and 117,000 acre land transfer by the federal government to an Algonquin group in Ontario.

The Algonquins of Ontario have been working on this modern treaty for a number of years. Oppossition to the agreement has arisen, some challenging members of the Algonquins of Ontario to prove they have actual indigenous heritage.

The Algonquins of Ontario state they are a group of ten nations, only one of which was granted reserve lands. The money and lands would be used to establish communities for the other 9 nations in the group.

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