Six Nations people shut down Caledonia construction

Work continues at the McKenzie Meadows housing project while protesters set up camp in the background. (Photo by Jim C. Powless)

By Donna Duric Writer An unknown number of protesters, some from Six Nations, have halted construction on a 1,000-home subdivision in Caledonia over the weekend. The subdivision sits right across the street from the still-unresolved land reclamation of the former Douglas Creek Estates housing subdivision in Caledonia that sparked historic land rights negotiations with the federal government in 2006. Talks broke off in 2009 and remain unresolved to this day. Six Nations said no to the McKenzie Meadows project during a community engagement consultation in 2013 that offered $1,250 per unit to help build a language school on Six Nations as one of the project benefits. The maximum benefit to Six Nations would have been $1.2 million. The current accommodation deal will see Six Nations receive $352,000 from Ballantry Homes…

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