Land claims are a legal declaration of desired control over areas of property including bodies of water.
The phrase is usually used only with respect to disputed or unresolved land claims. Some types of land claims include aboriginal (the term “aboriginal” is a creation of Canadian constitutional imposition, and oftentimes falsely applied, therefore most if not all claims from this office is relabeled and repackaged Canadian land claim) land claims, Antarctic land claims, and post-colonial land claims.
This of course is a colonial concept of ownership propagated by the papal bulls of the Vatican, allowing Christians to stake claims on foreign lands and rid the lands of conflicting authorities.
Romanus Pontifex, January 8, 1455 — …We bestow suitable favors and special graces on those Catholic kings and princes, …athletes and intrepid champions of the Christian faith… to invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens and pagans whatsoever, and other enemies of Christ wheresoever placed, and… to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery, and to apply and appropriate… possessions, and goods, and to convert them to… their use and profit
The papal bull was a foreign claim on lands not within their realm, so this is the root of land claims of today and unlawful occupation on north America.
“Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff.”
The Roman pope wanted to be the father of all creatures (sons) of the earth. However when these ever-reaching offers made it to the Onkwehonwe they said in counter No, we shall not be like father and creature/son, but we shall be like brothers, this is recorded and confirmed in the Two Row Wampum.
In pre-colonial history the six nations as it where, knew and had a shared concept of territory and war, to encroach onto a territory meant to risk certain death, however through Confederation of the six nations and territories, the end of land claims brought about the end of war.
Sken:non kowa ken? (mohawk language) this means “is there still the great peace”, an unaffirmable question and greeting meant as a reminder to the peace between the people of the league of nations.
To make a land claim is the act of waging war against the people that live on the land and all those who are outside of the claim.
When six nations (53 nations/tributaries) buried the hatchet between the league of nations and uniting the territories they had ended war against one another. More info about the commonwealth can be gained by studying the Dish with Spoon wampum.