Former military base lands returned to Treaty 1 Nations – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 2019108 Views

September 1, 2019

The Kapyong Barracks has finally been returned to Treaty 1 First Nations.

On Friday officials from Canada and seven First Nations came together at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg to sign the final transfer of the former military base.

“The promise of tomorrow with Kapyong is upon us,” said Chief Dennis Meeches, a spokesperson for the Treaty 1 Nations. “We have, I think, so much to offer and we’ve always given our hearts, our soul to Canada.”

The fate of the 64-hectare property has been in limbo for 17 years, since it was closed down in 2004.

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