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More than a century after a small First Nation in Northwestern Ontario was flooded by a dam on the Rainy River, the community has reached an $84-million land claim settlement with the federal and provincial governments.
Chief Janice Henderson of Mitaanjigamiing First Nation said the recent settlement is life-changing for her community, and now that it’s finally complete, the nation will focus on creating economic wealth, building infrastructure and generating opportunities on-reserve and off-reserve.
“The sky’s the limit right now,” she said.
The Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Treaty 3 Flooding Claim – between Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, a Treaty No. 3 community north of Fort Frances, Ont., and the provincial and federal governments – was settled after nearly 30 years of effort.
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