Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund (RHTLF)
21 Lake Huron First Nations (identified below) formed the Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund (RHTLF) in 2010 to assist the First Nations to pursue litigation and/or negotiations against Canada and Ontario for failing to increase annuities payments since 1874.
The RHTLF was created to undertake and pursue litigation and/or negotiations related to the Robinson-Huron Treaty Annuities Claim on behalf of the Settlors of the RHTLF and/or their members who receive or are entitled to receive annuities under the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850, as well as others who receive or are entitled to receive annuities under the said Treaty.
The RHTLF is comprised of 21 Trustees appointed by the First Nations Councils, each is mandated to represent their respective First Nations. Two (2) Trustees from each Sub-Region, as set out below, are appointed to the Litigation Management Committee (LMC) which guide and work with the Legal Team (Nahwegahbow Corbiere), the Chiefs and Trustees. The existing members of the LMC are: Mike Restoule, Chief Patsy Corbiere, Duke Peltier, Peter Recollet, Chief Dean Sayers and Ogimaa Angus Toulouse.
Manitoulin Island Sub-Region: Aundeck Omni Kaning, M’Chigeeng, Shequindah, Sheshegwanining, Whitefish River, Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory, Zhiibaahaasing.
North Shore Sub Region: Batchewana, Garden River, Mississauga #8, Sagamok, Serpent River, Thessalon, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
Highway 69 Corridor Sub-Region: Dokis, Henvy Inlet, Magnetewan, Nipissing, Shawanaga, Wahnapitae, Wasauksing.