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Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation concludes historic land deal with federal and provincial governments – CBC

Apr 11, 2022

Deal brings Cree Nation $43.3M and more than 40,500 acres of land in compensation

The Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation was shorted land by the federal government in 1878 but that historical wrong has been rectified.

When the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation signed Treaty 6 in 1876 it was promised one square mile (640 acres) per family of five or 128 acres of land per person.

A federal order in council set 42,988.8 acres of land aside as a reserve for the Cree Nation — enough for 336 people. But there were actually 368 members eligible for land, leaving the community short 4,115.2 acres.

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