The Haldimand Tract and Land Back

"All our teachings and healing and life comes from the land. This land. Our land. And it’s all free."

Map of the Haldimand Tract

Source: CBC News Graphics retrieved from

The Haldimand Tract

The Haldimand tract is 10 km of land on either side of the Grand River. In 1784, this land was granted to the Six Nations of the Grand River (the Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga and Tuscarora nations) by the Haldimand Proclamation for allying with the British during the American Revolution. Now, the Six Nations have less than five per cent of the land originally granted to them (Taekema, 2021).

1492 Land Back Lane

1492 Land Back Lane is a group of Six Nation Land Defenders who aim to protect the Haldimand Tract from being developed without the consent of the Haudenosaunee. They work to stop housing development projects on Mackenzie Meadows, bordering the town of Caledonia, which are directly violating the sovereignty of the Haudenosaunee (Indigenous Climate Change Action). 

Donate to the legal fund by sending e-transfers directly to