Friday, December 05, 2008

Six Nations Are Not Indigenous Peoples

An article in the Brantford Expositor, states that the Six Nations band council does not want to participate in the Brant County Official Plan consultation process.

There is an interesting paragraph about a letter from Six Nations Chief Coun. Bill Montour to Brant County:

Montour's letter says Six Nations wants "free, prior and informed consent" about development projects that might take place on land under claim, an idea outlined as part of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The thing is, the Six Nations are not indigenous to the Grand Valley. Originally from the New York State area, the Six Nations were relocated to Canada. Yes, like many people in Canada, the original members of the Six Nations are immigrants. Don't let them fool us into thinking that members of the Six Nations have been around for thousands of years in the Grand Valley.