Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations demand Ottawa, Ontario stop land claim talks that impact their rights
OTTAWA – First Nations that are part of the Robinson-Huron Treaty group demanded Tuesday that Canada and Ontario back off ongoing land claim talks with neighbouring Indigenous organizations that they say infringe on their treaty rights.
Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers said talks between the two levels of government and the Algonquins of Ontario along with the Métis Nation of Ontario threaten the treaty rights of Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations.
Robinson Huron and Superior Treaty Trial Enters Phase 2
SUDBURY— Phase 2 of the Robinson Huron Treaty Trial began this week in Sudbury.
Phase 1 began in June of 2018 and concluded days before Christmas with a decisive victory for the Robinson Huron and Robinson Superior plaintiffs who successfully argued that Canada and Ontario have not paid annuities in keeping with the terms of the treaty.
Next Decade Could See Key Decisions in the Robinson-Huron Treaty Case
SUDBURY – Ontario First Nations under the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 are awaiting the next phase of a court case that could have a major impact on the economies of dozens of First Nations and neighbouring communities into the next decade.
The 21 First Nations are seeking to
raise a $4-per-year annuity, a number that hasn't increased since 1874, despite the revenues generated by the territories through industries like mining and forestry.
Indigenous leaders concerned that governments using 'stalling tactics' in treat annuities case
SUDBURY - Indigenous leaders involved with the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case say they are frustrated with how the provincial and federal governments are approaching negotiations.
The case involves members of the Robinson-Huron Treaty and the amount they receive in annuities from the provincial and federal governments. Those annuities have not been raised since 1874, currently sitting at $4 annually per member.
Last December, Justice Patricia Hennessy ruled in favour of members of the Robinson-Huron Treaty. An exact amount was not set out in the ruling, which is currently being decided in phase two of the case which started on Tuesday in Sudbury.
Robinson Huron and Robinson Superior annuities case enters second phase
SUDBURY – The curious case of the Ontario Crown’s missing annuity increases, often referred to as “treaty money” has entered its second phase, with the province having lost two rounds on the first phase following a ruling in Sudbury by Superior Court Justice Patricia Hennessey turning down Ontario’s attempt to reopen the court’s decision in favour of the Robinson Huron and Robinson Superior Treaty plaintiffs.