March 21, 2011
Blaney McMurtry partner, Robert Potts, was quoted extensively in a recent two-part story carried by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) as part of its APTN Investigates series. The story reported on an Ottawa man who, in doing research to defend a Quebec provincial charge of hunting without a permit, says he has uncovered archival evidence of an early Mohawk village existing on the banks of the Ottawa. He says this supports his claim that he has an ancestral right to be hunting on that land. The land on which he was hunting has long been considered to be Algonquin territory. Mr. Potts heads the firm's Aboriginal Law Group, and is the lead negotiator and senior legal counsel for the Algonquins of Ontario. To view the series, click here.