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Flying Dust First Nation to get land back from Canadian government after 91 years – CBC

Jun 22, 2023

85 hectares northeast of Meadow Lake expropriated in 1932 to make room for railway company

After more than 90 years, Flying Dust First Nation in northwestern Saskatchewan is getting some of its land back from the Canadian government.

Meadow Lake RCMP hosted a ceremony Wednesday morning, on Indigenous Peoples Day, to commemorate the transfer. The RCMP detachment sits on some of the land that is being returned to Flying Dust First Nation.

Richard Durocher — who is Cree vice-chief of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, a member of Flying Dust First Nation and sat on the community’s band council for decades — emceed the celebration.

He said he remembers when Flying Dust first put in a grievance to the government in 1992 about the parcel of land, which is located on the northeastern edge of Meadow Lake.

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