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.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Archeological finds on disputed Ont. land strengthen claims, natives say