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ISLANDS IN THE TRENT FLOOD CLAIM

2012-03-28


PRESS RELEASE
ISLANDS IN THE TRENT FLOOD CLAIM

The Chiefs and Councils of the Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations are pleased to announce that the voting members of the three communities have voted to approve the settlement in the Islands in the Trent Flood claim. 

The settlement ratification vote took place on March 27, 2012. This claim has been in negotiation between the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AANDC) for almost 10 years.  The settlement, valued at $71,000,000, is the result of a claim by the First Nations involving some 12,000 acres of their island lands which were flooded or affected since 1837 in the construction of the Trent Severn Waterway.  This is an all cash settlement and no third party lands are affected by the settlement.
The parties will take several months to conclude the claim which requires that the settlement agreement, approved by the communities on Tuesday, be signed by the First Nation Chiefs and Councils and the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. 


Chief Tracy Gauthier of  the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Chief Sandra Moore of the Hiawatha First Nation and Chief Keith Knott of the Curve Lake First Nation would like to thank all those members who participated in the settlement approval and look forward to signing the settlement agreement in the near future.

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