Manitoba First Nations say fulfil promise and turn over more treaty land
Manitoba First Nations are calling on provincial political parties to fulfil a two decade old promise and make good on land debt.
In 1997, the province, federal government and the Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba (TLEC) signed a framework agreement to give land to First Nations who were shortchanged under Treaties 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10. It was decided at the time that First Nations should have been given more land after the original treaties were signed in the 1800's
The total land owed is 1.1 million acres. In 19 years, less than half has been converted to reserve land.