Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim – Net Newsledger

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2019191 Views

August 7, 2019

First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve

SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON – Coming to a resolution on land claims can take years. That appears to be the case between Canada and Saugeen First Nation.

Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion as part of a longstanding lawsuit to confirm Saugeen ownership of Sauble Beach. Both Saugeen First Nation and its treaty partner, the Government of Canada, recognize that Sauble Beach is part of Saugeen Indian Reserve #29, consistent with the terms of a treaty signed in 1854.

“This is a significant step towards righting a wrong that is older than Canada,” said Saugeen Chief Lester Anoquot. “We are disappointed that it has come to this, but after almost 30 years of litigation, we are looking forward to finally having our day in court.”

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