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Injustices
Classifying Crown’s Injustices
•   The least offensive means of removing third party attachment to unlawfully alienated Land re-aquired for the use and benefit of Six Nations will stay in a trust until at such a time it can be added to the Six Nations Land base.
The Haldimand Treaty of 1784
Whereas His Majesty having been pleased to direct that in consideration of the early attachment to his cause manifested by the Mohawk Indians and of the loss of their settlement which they thereby sustained - that a ...   View More
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Classifying Crown’s Injustices
The Crown's Trusteeship repeatedly breached its fiduciary and treaty obligations by:
  1. making or permitting Dispositions of the Six Nations Lands to Third Parties without the consent of the Six Nations and without first obtaining from the Six Nations a lawful and valid surrender to the Crown;

  2. permitting Third Parties to possess, occupy, or trespass on the Six Nations Lands without obtaining lawful surrenders from the Six Nations to the Crown;

  3. making or permitting transactions relating to the Six Nations Lands without obtaining full and fair compensation therefor for the Six Nations and without ensuring that the Six Nations' interest in such transactions was at all times fully protected and that the Six Nations received or Their accounts credited with all the proper proceeds from such Dispositions;

  4. failing to honour the terms or conditions of valid surrenders, sales and leases;

  5. taking or permitting for use of without consent, parts of the Six Nations Lands for roads or streets, Canals, or other public waterways, railways, mines (gypsum) or minerals (gas extraction), cemeteries, public squares, or parks, or for military or other public purposes without obtaining lawful surrenders or providing full and fair compensation to the Six Nations;
  6. managing the Six Nations Trust Account or permitting it to be managed, in a manner inconsistent with the standards of conduct required by the Crown's fiduciary obligations;

  7. failing to account to the Six Nations; and

  8. failing to provide all land promised in the Haldimand Treaty and failing to uphold their own laws administered by the Crown when dealing with Indian Lands.


Therefore, examples of claims and potential claims in the following areas:
  1. Misappropriation (Development, Lands or Monies)

    Innisfil and East Hawkesbury Townships; Misappropriation of Funds by Samuel P. Jarvis; Coutts and Company; Grand River Navigation Company Lands and Investments; Ordnance Reserve

  2. Royalties (Income & Loss of Use of the Land)

    Oil and Gas; Gypsum; Flooding; Road and Street Allowances; Timber; Railways; Dams & Locks, etc.

  3. Purported Challenges (Surrenders/Leases/Deeds/Grants/Squatters)

    Source of the Grand River Blocks No. 1 to 6; Brantford Town Plot and Brantford Township; Life Leases Mohawk Deeds; Onondaga, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga Townships; Dunn Township; Sherbrooke Township; Clergy Lands, etc.
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