The “Algonquins of Ontario” (AOO) have been negotiating with Canada and Ontario for over 20 years on the issue of Aboriginal title and rights. They have reached the Agreement in Principle (AIP) stage, and are voting to ratify that AIP February 27 – March 7.
Many Algonquin communities are very concerned about the impact of this vote. Timiskaming, Wolf Lake and Kebaowek (Eagle Village) have asserted Aboriginal rights, including title, to over 855,000 acres of lands within the AOO claim area (see map showing overlap below). Canada and Ontario have so far refused to address these overlapping interests.
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