Pasqua First Nation votes in favour of $145M settlement with federal government – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2018223 Views

Settlement involves 6,500 hectares of land unlawfully surrendered in 1906

Oct 30, 2018

A process to right a wrong from over 100 years ago has concluded with members of the Pasqua First Nation accepting a settlement from the federal government.

Chief Matthew T. Peigan said band members voted 97 per cent in favour of a $145-million settlement with the government involving 6,500 hectares (16,077 acres) of reserve land on the Qu’Appelle River, between Regina and Yorkton, which was unlawfully surrendered in 1906.

He attributed the successful settlement to the work of past chiefs Lindsay Cyr and Elaine Chicoose.

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