Haudenosaunee Confederacy may challenge New Credit claims

The 1755 Mitchell map shows “Iroquoian” lands surrounding Lakes Ontario and Erie.

By Lynda Powless Editor The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (HCCC) may be challenging the Mississaugas of New Credit claims to most of southern Ontario lands and waterways. Confederacy council will bring together the Haudenosanee Development department’s researchers, lawyer and historian Paul Williams and other experts to prepare Haudenosaunee research and historical documents supporting Haudenosaunee land rights. The research will be used, secretary Leroy Hill said by the council to develop a land rights strategy. The move came after Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) legal adviser Aaron Detlor told the council Saturday about the two year old Mississaugas of New Credit claim to most of Southern Ontario waterways. He said no one is challenging it. In addition he claimed the Grand River Development Corporation, (GRDC) is paying 10% of dollars it receives…

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