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Indigenous land claim vs. developers — inside the Six Nations Land Back Lane protests

Join our Facebook Live Thursday at noon ET with CBC reporter Jorge Barrera. He's been covering the Indigenous claim to land that is part of the Haldimand Tract granted to Six Nations of the Grand River in 1784 that is being developed for housing by Foxgate Developments.

Join our live interview on Thursday at noon ET on Facebook; send us your questions and comments

Join our Facebook Live Thursday at noon ET with CBC reporter Jorge Barrera. He's been covering the Indigenous claim to land that is part of the Haldimand Tract granted to Six Nations of the Grand River in 1784 but is now being developed for housing by Foxgate Developments, a partnership between Losani Homes and Ballantyne Homes. He'll explain what the conflict is about, what's at stake and what needs to happen in order to reach a resolution.

The land was granted to Six Nations for allying with the British during the American Revolution. It ran along roughly 10 kilometres on each side of the 280-km Grand River. Six Nations, which has the largest population of any reserve in the country, now has less than five per cent of its original land base. Today, 38 municipalities in southern Ontario sit on lost Six Nations lands.
CBC reporter Jorge Barrera has been covering the conflict between Indigenous protesters and Ontario developers.

CBC's Conrad Collaco will talk with Barrera live at noon ET on Facebook this Thursday. You can also watch live on this page.

Be a part of our live chat. What do you want to know or have to say about this battle over who has the right to call this land home? Let us know in the comments section on this page, by email at Hamilton@cbc.ca or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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