Fort William First Nation offered $99M settlement offer for land claim
The Fort William First Nation has been offered a $99 million dollar settlement offer from the federal government for their forced relocation in 1905.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Claim took lands away from the community along the Kaministquia River to build a terminus for the railway.
The settlement would also return nearly 1200 acres of land back to the community.
Chief Peter Collins said the settlement acknowledges Canada was wrong in forcing the community off their traditional lands.
If accepted and ratified the community would see closure around October of this year.
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