The Little Pine First Nation will vote today regarding ratifying their treaty annuities claim settlement with the federal government. The approximately $6.8 million claim, settled last December was for non-treaty payment of $5 per band member yearly from 1885-1888, following the Louis Riel rebellion.
As part of the settlement, there is a payout of two $350 payments to members to be made in December. A 50-year legacy trust is being established with the remaining settlement dollars. The vote is taking place on the First Nation.
The Little Pine First Nation is voting today on a proposed $6.8 million treaty annuities claim settlement. The First Nation successfully claimed to the federal government that Crown failed to pay each band member $5 annually from 1885-1888, following the Louis Riel rebellion. If the vote, taking place on the First Nation is ratified, members will see two $350 payouts to be completed by Christmas. The remaining money will be held in a legacy trust.
Voting is taking place today on the Little Pine First Nation to ratify treaty annuities claim settlement with the federal government. In December, both the First Nation and the federal government agreed to $6.8 million for the Crown’s failure to pay each band member $5 annually from 1885-1888, for perceived disloyalty from the Louis Riel rebellion.
If the vote is successful, band members will be paid two $350 payouts before Christmas, with the remainder for the settlement being put into a legacy trust.