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Letter campaign for 1492 Land Back Lane

On January 27, 2021, a group of Haudenosaunee land defenders from Six Nations of the Grand River territory and allies will be in Ottawa to demand federal government attention and action.

Jan 11, 2021

On January 27, 2021, a group of Haudenosaunee land defenders from Six Nations of the Grand River territory and allies will be in Ottawa to demand federal government attention and action.

The land defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane are calling on the federal government to:

  • respect the Two Row Wampum agreement and traditional Haudenosaunee governance and sovereignty; and 
  • act with regard to Haudenosaunee sovereignty, land and treaty rights.

You can support the land defenders by contributing to a letter writing campaign.

The land defenders and the group Allies of Onkwehonwe are collecting signed letters for delivery to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on January 27th.

I have attached a template letter that you’re welcome to personalize. Letters are invited that highlight the points above, and/or call the government to act regarding struggles going on in other regions and Nations (e.g. Wet’suwet’en, the Tiny House Warriors on Secwepemc Territory, Mi’kmaq fisheries, Algonquin hunting areas), and outline concerns related to UNDRIP and Bill C-15.


Letters can be sent to alliesofonkwehonwe@gmail.com until January 26th.

The delegation is also looking for monetary donations to help cover gas, meals and lodging while in Ottawa. A GoFundMe page has been set up at https://ca.gofundme.com/f/voices-to-ottawa.

Members of the McMaster community now regularly recognize that the University is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations.  This letter campaign to support the land defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane is one way we can all engage more deeply in recognizing the treaty and land rights of the Haudenosaunee nation, and stand in solidarity with Indigenous nations whose land we meet, learn, and collaborate upon as the McMaster University community.

Please forward this call for letters to your networks.

Any questions, please email: alliesofonkwehonwe@gmail.com.

The following resources may be helpful for background information: