It is far from clear that the Iroquois Confederacy members re-occupying their lands are legally in the wrong.
If they are, why has the federal government spent the last 20 years or so frantically evading having to account to the Six Nations Band Council in Court for the Crown's (mis)handling of the vast Haldimand Grant that it holds in trust for the Iroquois people?
It is time that Canadians remind themselves of ALL of the applicable law, not just the bits that seem to justify our occupation and takings of others' lands.
Respect for the law is not a one-way, natives-only street. Non-natives and their governments must respect the law too, and all of it.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
An Oldie But A Goodie (for the mentally and morally challenged
From Scott Neigh's blog, lawyer Andrew Orkin on "the rule of law":