The Carry the Kettle First Nation is suing the federal and Saskatchewan governments.
They accuse the two governments of not keeping “their end of the deal” with regards to the Treaty 4 agreement.
Under the treaty, signed in 1877, the First Nation was promised they could maintain their way of life, which was the right to hunt, fish, trap and gather.
Carry the Kettle alleges the governments authorized development on their land before being consulted, or addressing their issues first, which they say infringes on their treaty right.
They are seeking financial compensation, and a declaration that would force the governments to consult the First Nation before any new development on their territory.