The mismanagement of the Caledonia claim has prompted local governments up the river to change their tactics. Traditional as well as elected councils will consulted for project plans involving aboriginal claims.
Several provincial and regional transportation projects are being stalled due to the Six Nations claim to the bed and banks of the Grand River.
Regional government has obviously learned some lessons from Caledonia. The Record reports that "Politicians hope consultations will help prevent an aboriginal land standoff from erupting here."
If these talks progress as slowly as they are in Caledonia, those bridge and highway plans may very well become obsolete before they are approved.