Sask. First Nation votes for $150M federal settlement – Yorkton This Week

Sask. First Nation votes for $150M federal settlement – Yorkton This Week

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202085 Views

Peepeekisis Cree Nation have voted 97 per cent to approve

Members of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation have voted 97 per cent to approve and receive a $150-million land settlement from the federal government, the roots of which date back to the late 1800s.

Sitting in Treaty 4 territory a little more than an hour’s drive northeast of Regina, Peepeekisis won its case against Ottawa, after the feds sent the band a settlement offer letter Nov. 6. It prompted the community’s leaders to hold a ratification vote on reserve on Friday; they also sent mail-in ballots to members living off reserve, including those in the United States and Japan.

Read More: https://www.yorktonthisweek.com/regional-news/sask-first-nation-votes-for-150m-federal-settlement-1.24256376

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