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Re: 1906 Surrender Claim Negotiations & Ratification Update

On June 5, 2018 Canada, in the amount of $145,000,000.00 offered to settle Pasqua First Nation’s 1906 Surrender Claim. Pasqua First Nation acquired funding from Canada in the amount of $214,533.00 for expenses related to negotiating the claim. This amount of $214,533.00 will be deducted from the offer of $145,000,000.00 which represents Canada’s full and final obligation to settle: $144,785,467.00 all inclusive.

September 7, 2018

To: Pasqua First Nation Citizens

From: Pasqua Chief & Council

Re: 1906 Surrender Claim Negotiations & Ratification Update

Dear: Pasqua Citizens,

On June 5, 2018 Canada, in the amount of $145,000,000.00 offered to settle Pasqua First Nation’s 1906 Surrender Claim. Pasqua First Nation acquired funding from Canada in the amount of $214,533.00 for expenses related to negotiating the claim. This amount of $214,533.00 will be deducted from the offer of $145,000,000.00 which represents Canada’s full and final obligation to settle: $144,785,467.00 all inclusive.

This claim was first started in 1987 and on behalf of your Council, we are finally nearing the conclusion in settling this outstanding breach by Canada in 1906. Since 1987 there have been many individuals involved with moving this claim forward. The Council and I, on behalf of the total Membership of Pasqua First Nation: “Thank all those involved with Pasqua’s 1906 Surrender Claim. These individuals include: Chiefs, Councillors, Elders, Researchers and Legal Counsel.”

NEXT STEPS:

  1. Pasqua requires address of Pasqua Members over the age of 18 so information can be mailed-out.
  2. All information pertaining to the 1906 surrender is being compiled for mail-out to Pasqua Mmembership 18 years of age and older which will include:
    1. Settlement Agreement
    2. Trust Agreement
    3. Ballot
    4. Chief’s Letter
    5. Legal Certificate
    6. Financial Investor Certificate
    7. History Summary of Claim
  3. Ratification Meetings have been scheduled and confirmed in the following cities:
    1. October 16, 2018 – VANCOUVER
      Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
      15269 – 104th Avenue
      Surrey, BC
      5:00 pm
    2. October 17, 2018 – CALGARY
      Ramada Plaza Downtown
      708 – 8th Avenue SW
      Calgary, AB
      5:00 pm
    3. October 18, 2018 – EDMONTON
      Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre
      11830 Kingsway NW
      Edmonton, AB
      5:00 pm
    4. October 19, 2018 – SASKATOON
      Radisson Hotel
      105 – 20th Street E
      Saskatoon, SK
      5:00 pm
    5. October 23, 2018 – TORONTO
      The Chelsea Hotel
      33 Gerrard Street W
      Toronto, ON
      5:00 pm
    6. October 24, 2018 – WINNIPEG
      Holiday Inn and Suites Winnipeg Downtown
      360 Colony Street
      Winnipeg, MB
      5:00 pm
    7. October 25, 2018 – REGINA
      Delta Hotel
      1919 Saskatchewan Drive
      Regina, SK
      5:00 pm
    8. October 26, 2018 – PASQUA
      Chief Ben Pasqua Memorial Hall
      Pasqua First Nation
      5:00 pm
  4. Those Pasqua Members in attendance at these meetings will be assisted with some funds for travel.

Respectfully Submitted,
Pasqua First Nation Chief and Council
Chief Matthew T. Peigan

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