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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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19. Grand River Navigation Company (Land Grant) 368 7/10 acres
By Statute, dated January 18, 1832 the Grand River Navigation Company (GRNC) was incorporated to make the Grand River more navigable and provide a better transportation route between the Feeder of Welland Canal to the City of Brantford. The Statute provided that any lands required by the GRNC had to be paid for prior to possession being taken. The lands were to be valued by the parties or by Arbitration.

A free letters patent dated November 18, 1837 was issued to the GRNC for a tract in the Nelles Settlement in the County of Haldimand consisting of 368 and 7/10 acres which included a 36 acre portion of towing path lands along the Grand River from Cayuga to Caledonia. The 368 and 7/10 acres also formed part of the court action taken by Six Nations on January 12, 1943.

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There is no lawful surrender for sale from Six Nations to the Crown for 368 and 7/10 acres in the Nelles Settlement in the County of Haldimand.

Six Nations is entitled to full and fair compensation for the 368 7/10 acres expropriated by the GRNC.

**These are brief summaries and they are subject to change as additional research information may be acquired
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