Tribe offered $127 million in land settlement


Last updated 2/2/2021 at 1:54pm

ASSINGBOINE FIRST NATION, Sask.-More than a century ago the Mosquito Grizzly Bears Head Leanman First Nation in Saskatchewan lost land. And after a 24-year trial the government of Canada has made an offer.

The federal government is now offering the community, located 156 kms northwest of Saskatoon, $127 million for the 5,800 hectares of land they confiscated in 1905.

The case has been in the courts since 1996, with the government's last denial of compensation in 2014. Finally in 2017, the government agreed there was cause for the case.

In 2020 the federal government offered the community mo...

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