Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation settles century old grievance with Ottawa

By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation in Saskatchewan has settled a specific claim with the federal government over nearly 20,000 acres of land. The Nation of 1,600 north of Regina and the federal government announced this week the settlement of a claim for Canada’s “breach of statutory and fiduciary duties” relating to nearly 18,352 acres of reserve lands in 1909. The specific claim was settled 33 years after the Nation submitted its case to Canada. The settlement agreement provides total compensation of $150 million and includes the potential to add the lost acres back to the reserve. “Now we have an opportunity to bring prosperity to our people and homelands, we invest in ourselves so the future generations will grow up proud to be from Muscowpetung,”…

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