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Bigstone Cree First Nation members looking for treaty transparency from local council & Trudeau government – The Post Millennial

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2018107 Views

Members of the Bigstone Cree Nation are demanding answers.

December 06, 2018

Despite the Prime Minister’s grand promises of a renewed “nation to nation relationship” between Canada and its Aboriginal peoples, one Alberta First Nation is finding it hard to some basic answers out of this government.

Back in 2010, the federal government along with the Alberta government, came to an settlement agreement with Bigstone Cree First Nation that paid them, and their new offshoot, Peerless Trout First Nation, a grand total of $259.4 million.

This settlement was made because of a failure by the Canadian government to follow through on the agricultural benefits portion of the original treaty, Treaty 8, signed by First Nations all across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and The Northwest Territories.

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