Northwest Territories Metis Nation Demand Settlement

The Northwest Territories Metis Nation is demanding a large settlement from the federal government as compensation for lost hunting revenue.

Following last month’s endeavor posting signs around Wood Buffalo Park that highlight the injustices faced by Metis people at the hands of the government, the Metis Nation has requested Ottawa put $120-million in a trust fund for lost revenue.

Metis hunters and trappers and their families were involuntarily removed from the park, and forced to hunt on non-traditional land.

The Metis took matters into their own hands when the government was unresponsive by placing protest signs in key areas of the park, but now want compensation for 90 years and an estimated $120 million plus lost from the meat and fur trade.

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