OHSWEKEN – A Canadian lawyer who has negotiated millions of dollars in energy deals for Six Nations of the Grand River was evicted from the community today.
R. Aaron Detlor was confronted at his offices in Ohsweken at about 10am Tuesday morning and informed he had to leave the territory immediately. Witnesses said Detlor resisted being removed.
The collective was an assembly of Haudenosaunee citizens who said they were acting on instruction from an undisclosed number of traditional clan mothers belonging to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council.
Trouble rose for Detlor at Six Nations last year when copies of an energy deal he negotiated for the Haudenosaunee people revealed he and members of the HDI agreed to sign contracts waiving the application of sovereign immunity for the Haudenosaunee people.
Detlor defended himself and the actions of HDI regarding the Samsung Agreements at last May’s Confederacy Council, claiming the sovereign immunity they waived was only applicable in the United States.
However, members nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy dwell on both sides of the Canada-US border, raising grave concerns over the potential that action had for disrupting peace and igniting internal strife among member nations of the Confederacy.