Peepeekisis Cree Nation celebrates signing of historic land – CTV News

Peepeekisis Cree Nation celebrates signing of historic land – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2021113 Views

August 11, 2021

PEEPEEKISIS CREE NATION, SASK. — After more than 30 years in federal courts, the Government of Canada and the Peepeekisis Cree Nation gathered together in virtual ceremony to celebrate the signing of an historic land claim settlement.

The settlement agreement includes $150 million, offers the ability for Peepeekisis to acquire additional land and manage settlement funds, which will be put in a community trust.

Chief Francis Dieter of Peepeekisis Cree Nation said the settlement funds will go toward programs that will help elders and youth in the community, and will help tackle social issues that exist on reserve.

“We are hoping to have educational tools in place. When I mean social issues, I mean drug abuse [and] alcohol abuse. This [fund] will benefit our Nation and our members as a whole,” Dieter said.

Read More: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/peepeekisis-cree-nation-celebrates-signing-of-historic-land-claim-settlement-1.5542665

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