When is enough, enough??
Yabder4 raised the issue a week ago and I, at his urgings made some calls and got some info with respect to same.
What is at issue is where exactly the Saugeen Reserve ends. Is it at 6th street or at its present position?
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IS LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST SETTLEMENT OF THE CLAIM!
The Native side is that they have the original Survey and Notes and the Province says they have a newer more better survey showing the opposite!
Now I could only get our costs back to 2002 as I cannot not seem to get any information on what Amabel Township has paid:
|DONNELLEY AND MURPHY|
|TOTAL TO DATE||$157,476.15|
DONNELLEY AND MURPHY is the Law Firm acting for the Town.
The fact of the matter is we continue to pay on a Moot point!
The Royal Proclamation of 1736 and the Royal Declaration of 1851 acknowledged the whole of the Peninsula as owned by the Natives. The Surrender of 1855 acknowledge same in the treaty.
Where the Reserve ends from our standpoint is irrelevant. The Saugeen Ojibway Nation owns 66 feet in from the waters edge and 11 Km out from the waters edge. So let us for a moment assume that the Province is right. The Natives lose. They then put up a fence 66 feet from the waters edge, we have no beach! Guess we showed them!!!!
A joint management agreement as proposed by the Feds sees no fence either way!
We spent so far arguing about nothing in excess of $150,000 over 12 years, who knows what was spent before that.
We have no idea what the Feds spent nor do we know what the Province has spent! Wait a minute we are the Province and the Feds and they operate on our tax dollars.
We are fighting against ourselves!
Let us assume that the Feds and the Province spent at least the same, being grossly conservative that would equate to half a million dollars to think about what we have no right to in the first place!
Bankers, Lawyers and Thieves!!!!