Algonquin Land Claim

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Ontario. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

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The largest land claim being negotiated in Ontario. If successful, it will be the province’s first modern-day constitutionally protected treaty.

The claim covers a territory of 36,000 square kilometres in eastern Ontario that is populated by more than 1.2 million people.

The Algonquins of Ontario assert that they have Aboriginal rights and title that have never been extinguished, and have continuing ownership to the Ontario portions of the Ottawa and Mattawa River watersheds and their natural resources.

Content last updated: March 11, 2021