Saskatchewan First Nation wins $4.5-million from federal government, 131 years later.

In a landmark decision that could have wide-ranging implications on treaty rights, the federal government has been ordered to pay $4.5-million to a Saskatchewan First Nation for actions that date back to the 1885 North-West Rebellion. Click link below to see full document Saskatchewan First Nation wins $4.5-million from federal government, 131 years later

Report 6—First Nations Specific Claims—Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

First Nations have long had grievances related to the non-fulfillment of historic treaties or the mismanagement of Indian lands and monies. The Government of Canada has made successive attempts to address these issues. Click link below to see full document Report 6—First Nations Specific Claims—Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Federal Crown Unsuccessful in Motion for Leave to Appeal

The federal Crown was unsuccessful in its motion for leave to appeal the decision of Madam Justice Stewart, which awarded advance costs to the Missanabie Cree First Nation. This rare procedural order requires a defendant to pay the legal costs of the plaintiff in advance of a determination of the case.