1492 Land Back Lane spokesman gets discharge, judge takes Haudenosaunee law into account

By Lynda Powless, Editor Three years ago Six Nations land defender Skylar Williams was facing a series of charges including a potential $20 million damages charge, a criminal conviction for failing to abide a court order and breaches. Today he is a free man but it had nothing to do with being a huge court win for Indigenous rights. Instead, he said, it may have come down to luck. or the changing times. “We have gone from $20 million (in possible damages)in damages, breaches and now here we are, three years later. with an absolute discharge, ”he says and pauses. “We all thought that we were going to have to serve time,” he said. He quietly adds, “but we got lucky with one judge on one day, that saw things…

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