‘There was no consultation … and it creates a bit of difficulty,’ said Ross River Dena Council chief Jack Caesar, pictured at left with councillors Derick Redies, Verna Nukon and Jenny Caesar. (Nancy Thomson/CBC) Members of the Ross River Dena Council are upset by a land claim proposal submitted recently on their behalf by the Kaska Dena Council (KDC).
The proposal asks for $1.5 billion from the federal government. That would include $500 million for the Ross River Dena Council, whose traditional territory encompasses 13 per cent of Yukon’s landmass. The Kaska Dena Council sent a letter to the federal government in April, setting terms for a land claim that would be the biggest ever in Canada. (Philippe Morin) The KDC’s request was news to the Kaska in Ross River, who say they’re "insulted" by a land claims proposal put forth on their behalf by the KDC. The KDC is […]
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