A meeting between Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and representatives of the Turtle, Wolf and Bear clans of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory took place as planned but the talks that lasted into the night didn’t resolve the outstanding issues related to the protest that has shut down rail service in parts of Canada for nearly two weeks.
Polishing the chain is a reference to the Silver Covenant Chain treaty of 1763 between the Haudenosaunee and the British monarchy.
(The Mohawk Community Centre where the meetings between leadership and Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller took place Saturday.
The real meeting took place at the Tyendinaga Community Centre which lasted all day and into the night.
(Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, left, and Mohawk leader tehonikonrathe Saturday as talks got underway.