Kinistin receives $56.8M from agricultural equipment settlement

By Nicole Goldsworthy  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new agreement between the federal government and the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation will compensate the nation for the agricultural equipment it was promised but didn’t receive. Treaty 4, which Kinistin was a part of, stated that each First Nation receive: As well as each family was to get: According to Kinistin’s claim, Canada breached its legal obligations to the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation by failing to provide these agricultural benefits owed as specified in Treaty 4. Treaty 4 had a clause to ensure the First Nations had protection from change and economic hardship. Not fulfilling this treaty commitment limited the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation’s economic self-sufficiency and its capacity to produce its own food and agricultural products. On Aug. 2, Chief Felix Thomas of Kinistin…

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