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As compensation, Canada is providing $ 1.3 billion to the indigenous people of Siksika – Electric City Magazine

June 3, 2022

This is one of the largest regional damages ever completed. Canada will pay $ 1.3 billion (990 million francs) in compensation to an aboriginal community in the west of the country in the early 20th century.

“We are here today to redress the injustices of the past,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a ceremony in Cixica, Alberta, on Thursday. They are one of more than 600 Native American people in Canada.

In 1910, the Canadian government seized almost half of their land to sell to immigrants despite signing a contract thirty years ago. According to Justin Trudeau, Canada acted in a “disgraceful manner” with the expropriation, and the community confiscated its “agricultural productive and mineral-rich land.”

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