Specific claims deal with the past grievances of First Nations. These grievances relate to Canada's obligations under historic treaties or the way it managed First Nation funds or assets. The Government of Canada prefers to resolve these claims by negotiating settlements with First Nations. Negotiations lead to "win-win" solutions that bring closure, benefits and certainty for all Canadians.
Taking Action: Resolving Specific Claims
The Government of Canada is taking action to speed up the resolution of specific claims to provide justice to First Nation claimants and certainty for all Canadians. Learn more about Canada's Specific Claims Action Plan.
This historic initiative is delivering concrete results. See for yourself how the government is delivering on its commitment to resolve specific claims:
- Find out about overall progress made to date
- Search the status report to track the progress of individual claims
- Search the settlement report or explore this interactive map to learn about claims resolved through negotiations between 1973 and the present day
The Government of Canada has a policy and process in place for resolving specific claims through negotiations. Negotiated settlements help rebuild relationships and benefit all Canadians.
Read Canada's Specific Claims Policy and Process Guide.
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