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By Gale Courey Toensing
Indian Country Today Media Network 

Mohawk Man Accused of 'Stealing' Land May Prompt Resolution of Land Claim Lawsuit


William Roger Jock, whose Mohawk name is Kanaretiio, and Ateronhiatagon embrace following Jock’s arraignment December 9 on charges that he “stole” land. Jock was held for three-and-a-half days without bail for the alleged theft of land, which took place in March 2009 when he and others from the Men’s Council reclaimed a 240-acre parcel of Mohawk land.

January 16, 2012 - The case of a Mohawk man arrested in December for “stealing land” may be the engine that moves forward a land claim lawsuit that has languished in federal court for decades.

William Roger Jock, 50, who is also known by his t...

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