The Akisqnuk First Nation has plans to pressure the Government of Canada to honour a recent ruling that recognizes its claim over 3,000 acres of land in the Madias Tatley area, which is located east of the nation. The ruling is by a Specific Claims Tribunal that reviewed the Akisqnuk reserve creation and additional land decisions that were never implemented.
“It’s been a long, long fight,” said Lorne Shovar, Akisqnuk First Nation chief. “We had the tribunal hearing about a year ago. We don’t have the property back yet. It’s just a decision from the tribunal so there’s still various steps that need to happen before there’s any type of compensation or land allocation.” Read more click on the orange title to the left.