Algonquin Land Claim Controversy
The final tally on the votes from the Algonquin Land Claim are expected soon, leaving several Algonquin Chiefs in Quebec worried about the outcome.
Chief Lance Haymond of the Kebaowek First Nation says he doesnt like how non-Algonquins gained the rights to vote.
The only criterion that had to be met was to show lineage from one of the 12 root ancestors of the Algonquin people.
While researching he says he has even found that Prime Minister Trudeau can link his lineage back and would be able to register to vote.
If the vote comes back as a win, he is planning on contesting it in any way possible, including court action.
The Kebaowek community has a traditional claim to 800,000 acres in Ontario that is being overlapped in the Algonquins of Ontario Land Claim.