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Friel backs native land claims

Mayor Chris Friel says that Six Nations peoples have a legitimate claim to land six miles on either side of the Grand River. “I believe that land claim is totally valid,” Friel said Saturday. “I can’t understand why the federal government has not come to terms on it.” Friel made the comment during a speech at the opening ceremonies of…

Imperium in Imperio: State within a state

Description of Their Methods of Government - Meetings of the Chiefs in Council - Order of Proceedings - A Toronto Gentleman Made a Chief - ceremony of Initiation - Education Works on the Reserve - Utility of Indians as Soldiers

Canadian Indians, or Indian Canadians?

In a bloodless revolution on Thursday, the hereditary chiefs of the Six Nations Indians have proclaimed the independence of their confederacy. Their braves —some sporting buckskin clothes, feathered headdress, warpaint and hatchets —broke into the Council House at Ohsweken, from which the elected councillors had discreetly departed. in an obvious bid for support by the younger generation, the chiefs declared…

Six Nations Set Up Independent Country

No one knows how far they mean to go; but the 1,000 Six Nations Indians who took over control of their reserve at Ohsweken yesterday now declare they have formed a new independent country — the Grand River Country.