Alberta First Nation votes to accept $150M settlement over mismanaged cattle

STANDOFF, Alta. — Members of a southern Alberta First Nation have voted to accept a $150-million settlement from the federal government. The Blood Tribe filed a claim nearly two decades ago alleging that Canada had mismanaged their once lucrative cattle business in the early 1900s. Ottawa accepted the claim in […]

AANDC Announces Cuts to Specific Claims Funding

Research associations report cuts ranging from 30 to 60 percent and many First Nations and Tribal Councils who develop their own specific claims have not received any funding. This means that $4,000,000 must be shared amongst 448 claims for research going forward. The cuts represent a reduction of the overall […]

2016 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

The 2016 Fall Report from the Auditor General of Canada regarding First Nations Specific Claims, reports that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada did not adequately manage the resolution of First Nations specific claims. The Department’s reforms to the process introduced barriers that hindered First Nations’ access to the specific claims […]