Robinson-Huron treaty money lawsuit gets nod from Superior Court judge; Crown’s defence pleas come up short – Manitoulin Expositor

Robinson-Huron treaty money lawsuit gets nod from Superior Court judge; Crown’s defence pleas come up short – Manitoulin Expositor

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2020276 Views

July 8, 2020

SUDBURY – Justice Patricia Hennessy issued her ruling on the second of three phases in the Robinson-Huron Treaty (RHT) annuities case on Friday, June 26, a decision that recommended Canada and Ontario resolve the dispute with the 21 plaintiff First Nations over resource extraction stipends for RHT territories that have been frozen at $4 annually for 126 years.

“There has been essentially no increase to annuities for 150 years. This delay has had enormous negative consequences for the plaintiffs,” said Wiikwemkoong Ogimaa Duke Peltier at a press conference about the ruling, held on June 30. “This stems from colonial beliefs that promises made to Anishinabek can be broken.”

This lawsuit started in 2014 and is based on the 1850 RHT which involved lands from Batchawana Bay on Lake Superior to the Quebec Border in the Kirkland Lake area, down to Lake Nipissing and the French River and Manitoulin Island. There are three phases to the legal process.

Read More: https://www.manitoulin.ca/robinson-huron-treaty-money-lawsuit-gets-nod-from-superior-court-judge-crowns-defence-pleas-come-up-short/

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