From Ontario.ca website:
About the land claim
The claim covers a territory of 36,000 square kilometres in eastern Ontario, an area with more than 1.2 million people.
If successful, the negotiations will produce the province’s first modern-day constitutionally protected treaty.
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) assert that they have Aboriginal rights and title that have never been extinguished and have continuing ownership of the Ontario portions of the Ottawa and Mattawa River watersheds and their natural resources.
The boundaries of the claim are based largely on the watershed, which was historically used and occupied by the Algonquin people.
Ontario, Canada and the Algonquins of Ontario are currently engaged in the final stage of treaty negotiations, which the parties anticipate will be concluded by 2023. If the negotiations are successful, the end result will be a Final Agreement that will take the form of a modern-day treaty.
Ontario’s earlier consultations and ongoing negotiations with the Algonquins of Ontario have resulted in some changes to the package of Crown lands proposed for future transfer to the AOO.
From the Algonquins of Ontario website:
Treaty Negotiations Update Click here
Really good Interactive Map
What the Treaty means for Lake Weslemkoon
Lake Weslemkoon lies within the unceded Algonquins of Ontario Settlement Area. Land parcel 323 at the North End of the lake, and 381 near Regina Bay are part of the Proposed Settlement Lands (Crown lands to be transferred to Algonquin ownership in fee simple title).
Under the Algonquin Land Claim Declaration Order (2007), Ontario was required to prepare a Draft Environmental Evaluation Report (EER) to identify potential environmental effects and proposed mitigation measures. This is the draft, published in August 2017.
This report was created and shared in 2013. It's purpose was to inform members of the LWCA of the Algonquin Land Claim that includes two parcels of land on Lake Weslemkoon. The report includes a series of maps which allow you to see the entire Land Claim area as well as the parcels of land on our lake.
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