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Most Six Nations land claims remain unsettled

Of the 29 land claims filed by the Six Nations -- the Mohawk, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida and Tuscarora -- only one has been settled since the 1970s.

The slow movement prompted Six Nations activists to occupy a construction site in Caledonia, Ontario. Since February 28, they have protested the taking of their land by the Canadian government.

That has locals very unhappy, who say business has gone down since the protest. Some encounters between Natives and non-Natives have turned ugly, although no serious injuries have been reported.

The standoff led to negotiations between Native activists and the government. But it's not clear whether the occupation will end any time soon even though a judge has ordered the protesters off the land.

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6 Native Nations, and None Have a Word for 'Suburbia' (The New York Times 8/17)

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