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It’s about time… – The Post

June 18, 2019

There’s movement on the Saugeen Ojibwa Nation (SON) land claim front. Finally.
The region’s Indigenous people have long deserved compensation for the litany of injustices committed against them over the centuries since original contact with Europeans. All have contributed to the debilitations many Indigenous communities and people struggle with today.

SON is the collective name for the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (Neyaashiinigmiing at Cape Croker) and Saugeen First Nation (near Southampton). Their total population, on and off reserve, is nearly 4,000.

SON is seeking ownership of government land across the entire Bruce Peninsula. Privately owned property is exempt from the claim. (A SON Aboriginal title waterbed claim also is in process.)

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