Government Negotiators Respond to Last Week's Events in Caledonia

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Government Negotiators Respond to Last Week's Events in Caledonia

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Government Negotiations Postponed With Haudenosaunee/Six Nations TORONTO, Sept. 18 - As a response to last week's violent confrontation in Caledonia, government negotiators will not participate in this week's scheduled negotiation meetings with the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations. Ontario considers last week's confrontation unacceptable. Violence is never a solution to any dispute. Occupations and unlawful tactics put public safety at risk and slow down resolution of these important land claims issues. The provincial government continues to support the federal government in working through challenging issues in a peaceful and respectful manner in order to find lasting and common solutions. The province also recognizes the efforts of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations' leadership in denouncing violence and committing to a peaceful resolution. We hope to be able to resume negotiations next week. Disponible en français www.aboriginalaffairs.gov.on.ca Contact Info For further information: Lars Eedy, Communications Branch, (416) 327-9631 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Lars Eedy, Communications Branch, (416) 327-9631