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After more than 100 years, gov’t makes good on Treaty 8 promise to N.W.T. First Nation – CBC

K’atl’odeeche First Nation members received portion of $28.3M settlement earlier this week

Jul 19, 2019

Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation (KFN) near Hay River, N.W.T., finally saw the federal government make good on a promise more than 100 years old.

On Tuesday, K’atl’odeeche Chief April Martel handed out cheques to community members representing a portion of the $28.3-million ‘cows and plows’ settlement stemming from unfulfilled Treaty 8 promises.

Treaty 8 was ratified by both the First Nation and the federal government in 1900, and contained a promise of “cows and plows” to First Nations that wanted to take up farming.

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