This post was inspired by a comment I received from a reader who objected to my article about the upcoming Anti-Racism Rally organized by Merlyn Kinrade & CANACE scheduled for this coming Sunday March 21/10 at 2pm at the Caledonia Lions Hall.
Here is his comment and my response:
michael jacko// March 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm
there’s no historical context in this article e.g. treaty histories
1. Six Nations has no treaties with Canada that allow native thugs to attack and intimidate Canadian citizens as an alternative to using the courts to settle their grievances.
2. The issue of ownership of the Haldimand Tract was decided in 1974 by the Court of Appeal in the case of Isaac v. Davey, which decision was cited by two separate Superior Court judges in ordering injunctions to end Haldimand Tract occupations since 2006 — one in Cayuga and one in Hagersville:
- 1536412 Ontario Ltd. v. HCCC, HDI, Ruby & Floyd Montour, Hazel Hill
(Cayuga occupation, May-June 2008) [LINK]
- John Voortman & Associates v. HMF
(Hagersville occupation, April 2009) [LINK]
a. Both judges said the two recognized bodies of Six Nations have made NO claim for ownership or possession of the Haldimand Tract, and even if they did, the claim would fail. The ONLY claim that Six Nations might have is for economic damages. Continue reading