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Federal Government set to announce changes to First Nations claims process soon
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Federal Government set to announce changes to First Nations claims process soon

Changes appear to be on the way for how the Federal Government handles historical claims from First Nations.

According to Minister od Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, the government is set to announce a replacement for the current three-year review model.

As it stands, First Nations filing claims relating to issues such as loss of reserve lands, mishandled funds, or unfulfilled treaty obligations often wait the full three years to find out whether or not their claim was accepted.

Under the new system, Bennett says government officials will be working with First Nations governments from the moment a claim is filed.

Bennett says the new process will be a more collaborative one, which they have been working on for 2 years, the specifics of which will be announced shortly.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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