Northern Ontario First Nation gathers in Toronto to launch land theft case

Deputy Grand Chief Travis Boissoneau, left to right, Knowledge Keeper Darrell Boissoneau, Chief Andy Rickard, of the Garden River First Nation, walk through the Ontario Legislature with NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa, to bring their historical land claim to Queen’s Park in Toronto on Thursday May 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Dozens of members of an Ontario First Nation gathered in Toronto on Thursday as part of their efforts to reclaim their land and prized possessions. Ojibways of Garden River First NationKetegaunseebee beat their drums in a show of strength as they entered Queen’s Park after filing a lawsuit against the province and the federal government alleging a large swath of their land was stolen. The First Nation’s leadership then surprised their Elders…

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