Sakimay First Nation reaches settlement agreement with Canadian, Saskatchewan governments

A First Nation in Saskatchewan has reached a settlement agreement with the federal and provincial governments.

The Sakimay First Nation received insufficient reserve land promised under Treaty 4 in 1874.

The settlement will provide the First Nation with nearly 21-million dollars, 14.5-million coming from the federal government.

Chief Lynn Acoose says the agreement will benefit current and future generations to come.

Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller says that the government remains committed to addressing the harm to the Sakimay First Nation people and improving their relationship.

Saskatchewan’s Minister Responsible for First Nation, Metis and Northern Affairs Don McMorris, says the settlements will provide the First Nation with opportunities for land investment, economic development and community enhancements, while advancing reconciliation.

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