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Pinery Blockade Leaves As Land Talks Resume

Grand Bend | by Peter Jackson  

Blockade set up by First Nations residents March 20th leaves entry to Pinery Provincial Park.

A blockade set up by Indigenous protestors at the entrance to Pinery Provincial Park near Grand Bend has been taken down, with word the protestors and the province are talking.

Access was restricted, starting on March 20th.

That's when a small group of Aboriginal protestors returned to the site of an occupation that ended in late November of last year.

The protestors say they are backing up a land claim in the Pinery area, that goes back to the early 1800s.

Now, the demonstrators are talking with Queen's Park again, while the Ministry of Natural Resources says it's working toward a better understanding of the Indigenous claims.

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