Six Nations multi billion dollar land case: those seeking intervenor status heard

 Six Nations of the Grand River’s multi-billion dollar land rights case is being held up by those seeking intervenor status By Turtle Island News staff TORONTO-Six Nations Elected Council’s (SNEC’s) 28 year old land rights court case could be stalled for another 35 years if the courts allow the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) to gain intervenor status in the case SNEC’s lawyer says. SNEC lawyer Robert Janes told an Ontario court Wednesday allowing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (HCCC) into SNEC’s lawsuit would result in costly delays. He urged the court to consider “the human cost of delay” saying a “typical Aboriginal case” can take from 5-6 years. But, the SNEC land rights case, as it currently stands, without intervenors, he said could take three to 10 years, but with additional…

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