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First Nations call for increase to annuity

First Nations say the federal government needs to increase their benefits.  That benefit is $4 each Aboriginal member receives annually under the Huron – Robinson Treaty of 1850.  The payment was for the resources the government would reap from native land.  However the benefit hasn’t increased since 1874, 140 years ago and over that time Ontario has prospered through resource development.  Grand Council Chief Pat Madahbee says this is not what First Nation people negotiated and it’s time the annuity went up.

Pat Madahbee, Grand Council Chief

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