Nation To Nation: Two courts will be hearing some important cases – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2018187 Views

January 12, 2018

An on-going court case could put a little more money in the pocket of band members in 21 Anishinabek First Nations, something the federal government is fighting.

They are collectively suing the Crown in Ontario Superior Court, saying their $4 annuity is a broken treaty promise.

Indigenous people around Lake Huron signed the Robinson Huron Treaty in 1850. One of its stipulations was a dollar a year annuity.

However, the treaty had a provision that if Crown revenues went up so would the annuity. And it did in 1874 when it was raised to $4. But that was the last increase.

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