Partnership in Action

Produced by Chikak Communications for Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada & Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation.

The settlement of the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation's 1896 and 1906 Lands Specific Claims demonstrates what can be accomplished through partnership in negotiations.

The claims relate to expropriated land and wrongful alienation of reserve lands around Riding Mountain National Park. The settlements included over $10 million in compensation for loss of use of the First Nation's land and a portion of the land was transferred back into the First Nation's reserve lands.

The First Nation now benefits from the use of the land which is located adjacent to the Park boundaries and near their reserve along the shores of Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. The partnership shows the value of sitting down together to find practical solutions to complex issues.

Produced in English and French.