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Inadequacy of Crown
Canada's Claim
Policy and Process

  Six Nations of the
Grand River v. Canada
and Ontario

  Amended Statement
of Claim
- March 7, 1995

  Table of
Litigation Process


•   Once a claim is recommended for acceptance as valid, it is sent to the Minister of Indian Affairs for approval. This constitutes direct political interference.
•   Six Nations filed a Statement of Claim on March 7, 1995 against the Crown Canada and Ontario requesting an accounting of all land and monetary transactions held in trust by the Crown.
•   The Claims Policy is applied in an inconsistent and highly arbitrary manner depending far too much on the Senior Bureaucrat or Justice Advisor assigned to the claim.
•   The claims process uses arbitrary standards such as "degree of doubt", "discounting" and "special value to the owner".
•   Four claims have been validated for negotiations, they are Innisfil and East Hawkesbury Townships; Block No. 5, Moulton Township; and Lands Flooded by the Welland Canal.
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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