Delisle hopeful renewed talks on SSSL land claim will resolve impasse

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new federal policy of resolving land disputes with First Nations communities by returning land to those nations instead of just compensating them with cash has given the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake hope that renewed negotiations over the Seigneury Sault St. Louis land dispute might finally come to an end. “We have a renewed hope and spirit that would also happen here in Kahnawake,” said MCK Chief Mike Delisle, who sits on the External Government Relations and the Indigenous Rights and Research committees. “Canada has changed its approach to land disputes and we have seen where Canada is giving land back instead of just money, Canada has changed its position and our hope is a renewed mandate.” Talks with the government have re-opened…

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