Five First Nations to share in $800 million compensation and 443 square km of ‘Crown’ land VANCOUVER- The Canadian government says it’s righting nearly a century of wrongs done to five First Nations in British Columbia by settling historic land claims owed under an 1899 treaty. Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said during an announcement Saturday that Ottawa failed to live up to its obligations to the Blueberry River First Nations, the Doig River First Nation, the Halfway River First Nation, the Saulteau First Nations and the West Moberly First Nations for more than 100 years. Miller said the feds will kick in $800 million as monetary compensation under the settlement, noting it’s owed to the First Nations and not “free money.” “By not upholding its obligations as a
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