Government reaches settlement agreement with Muskeg Lake Cree Nation – paNOW

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Government reaches settlement agreement with Muskeg Lake Cree Nation – paNOW

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202218 Views

The federal government has reached a settlement with a Saskatchewan First Nation that dates back over 100 years.

Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, met with the leadership of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation on Thursday to announce a settlement has been reached in the 1919 Soldier Settlement Surrender claim.

Submitted by Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in February 2014, this specific claim concerns Canada’s breach of pre-surrender and post-surrender obligations to the First Nation in relation to the 1919 surrender of 8,960 acres of Muskeg Lake reserve land for the purpose of providing settlement lands to veterans returning from the First World War.

“We are taking an important step to renew and strengthen our relationship with Muskeg Lake Cree Nation,” said Miller. “This settlement helps address a past wrong and creates new opportunities for a brighter future as we continue to move forward together.”

Read More: https://panow.com/2022/08/04/government-reaches-settlement-agreement-with-muskeg-lake-cree-nation/

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