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Filed with Specific Claims (29)
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Six Nations Land Claim Summaries (Basis & Allegations)
•   Six Nations has been researching Land Claims since the 1970's
•   Of the 29 submitted and potential claims, there are several more to be researched
•   The only claims submitted outside of the Haldimand Tract are Innisfil and East Hawkesbury Townships
•   Specific claims are defined as an unfulfilled Treaty or agreement between Canada and Indians
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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Filed with Specific Claims
The following is a list of the twenty-nine (29) land claims filed against the Crown seeking resolution, based on Canada’s Specific Claims Policy.

   1. Canadian National Railway Right-of-Way, Oneida Township - settled - Nov. 4, 1980
2. Innisfil Township - 900 acres (Similar to East Hawkesbury Township) - Jan. 21, 1982
   3. East Hawkesbury Township - 4,000 acres - Oct. 18, 1984
   4. Block #5, Moulton Township - 30,800 acres - Oct. 18, 1984
   5. Hamilton-Port Dover Plank Road, Seneca & Oneida Townships - June 18, 1987
   6. Welland Canal (Feeder Dam) - 2,415.60 acres - Jan. 21, 1988
   7. Block #6, Canborough Township - 19,000 acres - Sept. 20, 1988
   8. Johnson Settlement, Brantford Township - 7,000 acres - Jan. 19, 1989
   9. Burtch Tract, Brantford Township - 5,223 acres - Apr. 20, 1989
   10. Ordnance Reserve, Lots 25 & 26, Con. 4, Port Maitland, Dunn Township - July 21, 1989
   11. 1841 Purported General Surrender - Sept. 28, 1989
   12. Eagle's Nest Tract, Brantford Township - 1,800 acres - Sept. 28, 1989
   13. Onondaga Township - Lots 10-14, Con. II, & Lots 6-15, Con. III - 2,000 acres - Mar. 15, 1990
   14. Martin's Tract, Onondaga Township - 1,500 acres - Apr. 19, 1990
   15. Oxbow Bend, Brantford Township - 1,200 acres - July 19, 1990
   16. Oneida Township - Sept. 20, 1990
   17. Canadian National Railway Right-of-Way, River Range, Onondaga Township - Apr. 18, 1991
   18. Cayuga Township South Side of the Grand River - June 20, 1991
   19. Grand River Navigation Company (Land Grants) - 368 7/10 acres - Apr. 16, 1992
   20. Bed of the Grand River and Islands thereon - July 16, 1992
   21. Tow Path Lands - Oct. 19, 1992
   22. Exploration of Oil & Natural Gas underlying the Six Nations Reserve - Jan. 21, 1993
   23. Source of the Grand River - Apr. 2, 1993
   24. Six Nations Investments in Custody of Coutts and Company - Aug. 19, 1993
   25. Misappropriation of Six Nations Funds by Samuel P. Jarvis - Apr. 21, 1994
   26. The Right to Hunt and Fish - Oct. 24, 1994
   27. Compensation for Lands Included in Letters Patent #708, Brantford Town Plot - Dec. 19, 1994
   *28. Compensation for Lands Patented to Nathan Gage, Brantford Town Plot - Feb. 27, 1995
   *29. Compensation for Lands Included in Letters Patent #910, Brantford Town Plot - May 18, 1995


*Six Nations formally submitted two additional claims in 1995. Canada refused to accept these two additional claims for review under their Specific Claims Policy.

As of January 31, 1995, all of the above noted claims files were closed by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). These claims were NOT rejected. Thus, INAC systematically prevented Six Nations from referring these claims to the Indian Claims Commission as an alternative forum to pursue negotiated settlements.
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