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Mi’kmaq Confederacy updating members on Hog Island land claim – CBC
by ahnationtalk onAugust 7, 201985 Views
Negotiations over Hog Island ongoing with federal government
Aug 06, 2019
The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is hosting information sessions this week about the settlement of a specific land claim for Hog Island — an island off the North Shore.
Specific claims are based on historical grievances over issues like unfulfilled treaty obligations, loss of reserve lands and mishandled First Nations funds or other assets.
According to the confederacy, the federal government originally purchased the islands that make up Hog Island in 1942 to be part of Lennox Island First Nation. However, it was never given reserve status and is still owned by the federal government.
The confederacy, which represents Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, said both councils agreed to enter negotiations with the federal government over the specific claim in 2017.