Government Commitments: Treaties and Land Claims

Exploring Theme: "Treaty Land Entitlements"

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August 10, 2023


Treaty Land Entitlement Transfer of Mineral Rights for Cowessess First Nation

NationTalk: Under the Cowessess Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Settlement Agreement, nearly 322 hectares (approximately 795 acres) of Crown mineral rights will be transferred to Cowessess First Nation upon the surface attaining reserve status. This is part of the province’s continued commitment to the TLE settlement agreements. “Treaty land entitlement agreements are vital to fulfilling federal and...

May 5, 2023


Lac La Croix First Nation in northwestern Ontario reaches ‘transformational’ land claim settlement

$131.3M settlement aims to right wrongs from 1873 A settlement agreement was signed this week between Lac La Croix First Nation and the Ontario and federal governments, more than 20 years after the First Nation submitted its treaty land entitlement claim. The semi-remote First Nation is about 320 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay along the Ontario-Minnesota...

April 26, 2023


New agreements between First Nations and B.C. government a step toward fulfilling Canada’s treaty obligations

First Peoples Law Report: The Conversation – Treaty 8 First Nations and the government of British Columbia have recently concluded two historical agreements on Treaty Land Entitlement and land and resource management.  These agreements are expected to better honour the provincial government’s treaty obligations, significantly change how land is managed and how natural resources are developed in the First...

April 25, 2023


Local First Nations’ loss of Montney Reserve ignites 20-year legal battle for justice

The Montney Reserve, famous for oil and gas, represents a conflict that resulted in a lengthy legal battle for land and Treaty rights following a complicated history between Canada and Indigenous people. First Peoples Law Report: Energetic City – FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Montney Reserve, famous for oil and gas, represents a conflict...

April 15, 2023


Treaty 8 First Nations in B.C. celebrate inking of treaty land entitlement claims with province, Ottawa

Federal government giving $800M, province 109,385 acres of land to first nations in northeastern B.C. CBC News: Five first nations in northeastern B.C., who signed a land treaty known as Treaty 8 in 1899, celebrated the culmination of decades of negotiations to have it honoured as it was agreed to more than 100 years ago....

April 5, 2023


Cowessess First Nation Receives Mineral Rights in Treaty Land Entitlement Transfer

NationTalk: Under the Cowessess Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Settlement Agreement, nearly 60 hectares (approximately 147 acres) of Crown mineral rights will be transferred to Cowessess First Nation upon the surface attaining reserve status. This is part of the province’s continued commitment to the TLE settlement agreements. “Reconciliation is demonstrated through TLE settlement agreements, which support...

April 11, 2022


Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation settles Treaty Land Entitlement Claim

CBC: Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan – have concluded tripartite negotiations and reached a settlement agreement for the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation Treaty Land Entitlement Claim. Ahtahkakoop adhered to Treaty 6 in 1876, which promised one square mile per family of five, or 128 acres per person....

Treaty Land Entitlement

Treaty Land Entitlement claims are intended to settle the land debt owed to those First Nations who did not receive all the land they were entitled to under historical treaties signed by the Crown and First Nations. The fulfillment of Treaty Land Entitlement agreements assists in building partnerships and spurring economic development on reserves and...

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