Statement from Canada's Representatives in Six Nations talks

    OTTAWA, Sept. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The following statement was released
today by the Honourable Barbara McDougall, Federal Representative and Ronald
L. Doering, Federal Negotiator, in discussions with the Haudenosaunee/Six
Nations and the Province of Ontario, following an announcement made by the
Province of Ontario to postpone this week's talks with Six Nations.

    It is our belief that for negotiations between the Haudenosaunee/Six
Nations, the Province of Ontario and Canada to be productive, the continued
presence of all three parties at the table is a key element to finding lasting
solutions to these complex issues. Discussions must take place in an
environment of trust, peace and mutual respect.
    Canada's New Government believes that the only solution in the Six
Nations/Caledonia file is a negotiated one and Canada remains committed to the
process of resolving the complex land claims issue along the Grand River in
Southern Ontario.
    Canada's federal negotiating team is working towards the next scheduled
meetings on October 3rd and 4th. We believe that all parties must remain
committed to work through challenging issues in a peaceful and respectful
manner in order to find lasting and common solutions.

    The Honourable Barbara McDougall, PC, OC
    Federal Representative

    Ronald L. Doering, BA, LLB, MA, LLD
    Federal Negotiator

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