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Saskatchewan First Nation signs land settlement agreement with province, Ottawa – Flin Flon Reminder

MISTAWASIS, Sask. — A northern Saskatchewan First Nation has signed a land settlement agreement with the federal and provincial governments after it was shorted more than 1,700 hectares of land.

Under Treaty 6 in 1876, Mistawasis Nêhiyawak was promised about 52 hectares acres of land for every member, but 34 people were left out.

Saskatchewan says the First Nation will be awarded $31.6 million in compensation under the settlement, jointly paid for by both governments.

The province says the settlement also supports the addition of nearly 12,000 hectares of land to the reserve.

Read More: https://www.thereminder.ca/provincial-news/saskatchewan-first-nation-signs-land-settlement-agreement-with-province-ottawa-5558247

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