The Blood Tribe says it has successfully negotiated two large settlements with the Canadian government, one of which still wants a referendum.
The $ 150 million cattle claim came after the government failed to comply with the cattle treaty set out in Article 7 of 1877, according to the Blood Tribe.
“In 1882, the Coalition had the right to accept cattle rights,” he said. “But promised cattle were never given. Because Canada did not deliver the cattle as promised, bloodshed caused economic hardship.
A.D. In 1997, the tribe applied for cattle, which was rejected in 2011.
After years of going back and forth, the tribe He proposed a $ 150 million package approved by the Canadian government in 2019.
Now, 24 years later, if the voice of the community moves forward, they are ready to receive the allotted amount.
Tribal members 21 and older will be asked to vote electronically on September 14 and 15, or on September 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They will be housed in Standof at the Kainai Multipurpose Building, the Nakiska Ball Room in Calgary, and at the Italian Canadian Cultural Center in Libridge.
At least 25 percent of people 21 years of age and older have a simple majority of votes.
An online information session is being held on Wednesday for community members to attend before the referendum. Results are expected at the end of Election Day.
Each registered member of the tribe will receive $ 3,000.
The money will be used for many capital projects, infrastructure, loans to the Kayin market, long-term investments and more.
Another settlement that does not require a community vote has been made.
According to the release, the blood group filed a lawsuit against the federal government for “misappropriation of royalties from natural gas reserves.”
From 1977 to 1994, as part of TOPGAS, (some) industrial costs were erroneously deducted from royalties due to natural governments producing natural gas.
For Canary Resources Inc. Lance Tillers, a communications consultant, said it was due diligence and research that the tribal negotiations had led to a large settlement.
“They wanted to live on the federation ($ 2.4 million discount),” he said. “Then the tribe said, ‘Hey, wait a minute, we really want to do the calculations we missed.’
The offer was $ 17.6 million, and we are finalizing it now.
Until the plans are finalized, the negotiating team recommended that the money go to individual distribution, additional housing and long-term investments.
It is not clear when he will receive the money.
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