Native protest not over at construction site

Hundreds of Native protesters continue to occupy a construction site in Ontario amid talks with the province over a possible settlement to the long-running land dispute.

The protesters, from the Six Nations Reserve, are expected to stay another two weeks in hopes of reaching an agreement. A government negotiator said talks were productive but said a deal wasn't imminent.

The protest began February 28 to block construction of luxury homes on land that tribal members say was stolen from them. The occupation went largely unnoticed until last week, when police mounted an early morning raid and arrested some people. Some tribal members subsequently blocked freight and passenger rail service between Montreal and Toronto.

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Tensions continue at barricaded project (CanWest News Service 4/24)
Minister hopeful of deal on land (CP 4/24)
Caledonia standoff haunts celebration (The Waterloo Record 4/24)
Native barricades to remain for 2 weeks in Caledonia (CBC 4/23)
Mohawks may buy land (The Toronto Star 4/23)
Mohawks and Others Block Trains in Ontario to Protest Land Use (The New York Times 4/22)
Native protest continues in Ontario (Reuters 4/22)

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