McMaster University Supporting Illegal Occupation
Last updated: Mar 29, 2007

Statement posted on McMaster University web site:

The Caledonia Land Claim Dispute

Our Institute colleague, Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill, has participated in the protest by the Six Nations of the Grand River over land claims outside Caledonia. The issue of the land claim is a long-standing one in the community and relations are tense on the site. There is strong community support for the protest and just as strong reactions by some in Caledonia on the other side. One of the other issues at stake is recognition by the federal and provincial governments of the Six Nations Confederacy, the long-standing governance system of the Haudenausaunee. Outlined in the Six Nations' Great Law of Peace, the Confederacy is composed of chiefs from each of the Six Nations (Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondoga, Seneca, Tuscarora), who, in turn, are chosen by Clan Mothers. This governing system was brutally suppressed by the federal government when the RCMP invaded the reserve, shut down the longhouses, and imposed a band council system under the Indian Act in 1924. The actions by the federal government were triggered in part by the Confederacy securing a welcoming reception for their rights to govern themselves at the League of Nations in 1922. The Institute hopes that the Six Nations and the other parties to the dispute reach a successful resolution and that this resolution gives recognition to the Confederacy Chiefs and thus the constitution of the Haudenausaunee, the Great Law.

McMaster's Web Site

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McMaster Continues to Support Native Protesters

May 27 - Free speech? Hate speech ? Harassment?

Mar 16 - McMaster's big cash crunch

May 25, 2006 - Faculty's Statement of Support

Mar 2007 - McMaster's web site supporting DCE occupation

New Meeting

Thursday March 29
7pm-9pm MDCL 3020

Haudenosaunee Confederacy representatives as well as Janie Jamieson, Hazel Hill and Dawn Smith -

May 29 - Press Release: Women's Resistance at Kanonhstaton

What Happening in Caledonia?

VoC letter to McMaster University President

Feb 8 - Caledonia Resident email to McMaster Professors

Alliance Letter to McMaster

McMaster Reply to Alliance

McMaster University Speeches

Feb 12 - Intro - George Sorge

Feb 12 - Chief Allan McNaughton

Feb 12 - Chief Leroy Hill

Feb 12 - Hazel Hill

Feb 12 - Nation to Nation

Feb 12 - Great Law of Peace

Feb 12 - World Comparison

Feb 12 - United Steel Worrkers

Feb 12 - Confederacy Negotiators

Feb 12 - Canadian Flag Upside Down

Feb 12 - Its not Negotiable

Feb 12 - Archaeology and Development

Feb 12 - Gary McHale

Feb 12 - I'm Mohawk

Feb 12 - Negotiations

Feb 12 - We let you stay