Missanabie Cree First Nation Order for Advance Costs
CALGARY, AB - The Missanabie Cree First Nation has achieved a major leap forward in its attempt to remedy a century old wrong relating to the Crown’s failure to provide the Missanabie Cree with reserve land pursuant to the terms of Treaty No. 9 entered into in 1905 and 1906. The Aboriginal law firm of Maurice Law in Calgary has represented the Missanabie Cree for years in pursuit of a fair and just settlement of its claim against Her Majesty The Queen in right of Canada (“Canada”) and the Province of Ontario (“Ontario”). Protracted efforts to negotiate a settlement of the Missanabie Cree’s claim for land owed under Treaty 9 and compensation for losses suffered for over a century proved unsuccessful.