Mohawks continue to occupy land they claim was stolen from them in Caledonia, Ontario.
Representatives of the Six Nations and the federal and Ontario governments had signed an agreement to talk about settling the issues underlying the occupation of a partly completed subdivision in late April. So far, talks have been slow.
Henco Industries began building a 250-home project on the 40-hectare site without Mohawk consent. This led to the protest that has lasted almost three months.
On May 16 the protestors opened one lane to allow local traffic and emergency vehicles through.
Six Nations locals first moved onto the land in late February. They claim that they agreed in 1841 to lease the land for a road, but that the provincial government turned around and improperly sold it.
An attempt by the OPP and RCMP to remove the road blockade in mid-April led to violence and minor injuries. Police have agreed to keep their distance during the talks.
Caledonia is a community of 10,000 about 90 kilometres southwest of Toronto.