In June 2007, the Government of Canada announced an action plan to speed up the resolution of specific claims in order to provide justice to First Nation claimants and certainty for all Canadians. Canada's Specific Claims Action Plan is delivering concrete results.
This report tracks overall progress in resolving specific claims in Canada between April 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
During this time, Canada addressed a total of 37 specific claims across the country. This number includes:
In addition, 27 claims were accepted for negotiation.
Compare this year's results with the record results from previous years.
|Fiscal Year||No. of Claims Addressed|
This graph shows how the overall federal inventory (shown in red) is decreasing and the number of finalized claims (shown in blue) is increasing. These results were tracked at key points throughout the first half of fiscal year 2010-2011.
Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
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. (return to source paragraph)
Claims within the federal inventory are claims that are still being processed by the government and have not yet been resolved. This includes both claims that are under assessment and claims in negotiations. (return to source paragraph)