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Call to Action # 26: Justice (25-42)

Federal Government invokes statute of limitations against Blood tribe in Alberta

February 17, 2022

Federal Government is challenging the ruling of the Federal Court that under the terms of the Blackfoot Treaty, the Blood Tribe was “entitled to a reserve of 710 square miles. That area is 162.5 square miles larger than the current reserve.” “Canada appealed on the basis that the claim was barred by Alberta’s Statute of Limitations,” the Blood Tribe release reads. The Court of Appeal sided with Canada, saying the Blood Tribe’s claim for “breach of treaty” was limitation barred.Blood Tribe officials say the next step is to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Canada for an application for “leave to appeal.”