Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Archeological finds on disputed Ont. land strengthen claims, natives say
Six Nations protesters are pointing to a new government report of archeological finds on disputed land in Caledonia, Ont., as further proof to the legitimacy of their claim.

Ontario's Ministry of Culture says the dig on a former residential housing construction site last fall unearthed stones left by nomadic hunting groups as much as 9,000 years ago, plus the remains of an 800-year-old longhouse settlement that included used pottery, storage and refuse pits.
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"It just goes to show you how far back our connection to that territory goes," Janie Jamieson said. "Our connection stems back to our very existence, our creation.