Ian Lafrenier, the minister in charge of local affairs, said the Montreal Canadians had “made a mistake” by broadcasting a message identifying unseen Mohawk territory before the start of their games.
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“Especially for Montreal, we do not agree on who is ahead on a historical level, where it is complicated,” he told a press conference in the National Assembly on Wednesday.
He explained that in the event that the lands claimed by different indigenous countries overlap in “many places in Quebec”, it is best to avoid going there with the identification of specific territories.
“One positive thing is that it allows us to talk about it, because it is important to recognize the Inuit cooperation as the first countries before us,” he said.
“The Montreal Canadians would like to recognize the Kanien’keha: ka, also known as the Mohawk Nation, for their hospitality in the traditional and unused territory we meet today”, but the official publisher refers to the message read from last Saturday at CH, Michel Lacroix, Bell Center.
An initiative that caused a sensation in the National Assembly on Tuesday. On the one hand, we welcome the gesture, and on the other hand, we accuse it of distorting facts.
Because many historians question the permanent existence of the Mohawk Nation in Montreal during the 17th French colonial periodE Century.
On Tuesday, Group CH spoke with “Journal de Montreal” confirming with experts the possibility of clarifying the identity of the Mohawk territory that was not broadcast before each match.