American Indians

Native American Tribe Sues Canada For Not Adjusting Treaty Payments for Inflation

A loon doesn't go as far as it did a hundred years ago


A band of Native Indians says in court that Canada failed to adjust for inflation in annuity payments due under 100-year-old treaties.

Chief Richard Horseman and the Horse Lake First Nation claim in the Federal Court of Canada that the Canadian government wanted lands held by First Nations when it "became aware of both the potential value of the lands held by the various First Nations and the need to secure substantial portions of those lands for settlement and development."