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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.

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