More than a century after their land was taken, First Nation in Saskatchewan considering $127M offer from feds – APTN News

More than a century after their land was taken, First Nation in Saskatchewan considering $127M offer from feds – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202186 Views

The Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Leanman First Nation in Saskatchewan is considering an offer from the federal government on a multi-million compensation award for land lost more than a century ago.

In 1905, the community, located 156 kms northwest of Saskatoon, lost over 5,800 hectares of land to the federal government.

The case has been in the courts since 1996.

In 2020 the federal government offered the community more that $127 million on the condition they voted to surrender the land. But instead of surrendering the land, leadership took the case to the specific claims tribunal.

On Monday the Tribunal Judge Harry Slade decided on a $127 million dollar settlement for the land settlement.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/more-than-a-century-after-their-land-was-taken-first-nation-in-saskatchewan-considering-127m-offer-from-feds/

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