“The ownership history of Six Nations lands in Ontario has been ignored, as has the legal basis of the Six Nations claim to those lands. It’s time for the politically-incorrect truth to be told. In short, THE SIX NATIONS HAVE NO LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE LAND IN QUESTION, AND HAVE HAD NONE FOR OVER A CENTURY. “They have never had any rights to land in Ontario by virtue of aboriginal title or by treaty. For a tract of land along the Grand River, they obtained in 1784 merely AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT from British colonial Governor Frederick Haldimand, THAT ENDURED ONLY AT THE PLEASURE OF THE CROWN.
“After 1784, the Six Nations surrendered to the Crown various portions of the Grand River tract and by the middle of the 19th century, all that remained was the land contained in the current Six Nations reserve, south of Brantford. That is a summary of their legal rights. Continue reading ‘The Myths of Caledonia’