AANDC negotiates and implements land claim and self-government agreements on behalf of the Government of Canada and helps build strong partnerships among Aboriginal people, governments and the private sector.
The following stories showcase the success of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Northern communities as we address outstanding land claim and treaty issues and work toward self-government.
|Moving Toward Economic Development: The Story of Madawaska Maliseet
Achieved through collaboration with Canadian Pacific Railway and Fraser Papers, the settlement of a specific claim enables Madawaska Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick to break ground on a new commercial development.
|A New Beginning for Bigstone Cree & Peerless Trout First Nations
This unique claim settlement concluded with Bigstone Cree in 2010 is one of the largest in Canadian history and it also led to the creation of a new First Nation in northern Alberta – Peerless Trout First Nation.
|Righting Past Wrongs: Resolving Specific Land Claims for Everyone's Benefit
Where do land claims come from and how are they resolved? How do land claims affect third parties and who benefits when they are settled? This educational video answers these key questions about land-related specific claims.
|Beyond Boundaries – The Michipicoten Story, Ontario
The Michipicoten First Nation is building on its past successes and pursuing new opportunities, such as partnerships with its neighbours.
|For the community: The Skeetchestn Story, British Columbia
Hear first hand from the Skeetchestn community members about how the benefits of settling this specific claim continue to affect their lives.
|Partnership in Action: The Keeseekoowenin Story, Manitoba
The settlement of two specific claims paved the way for the Keeseekoowenin First Nation and Parks Canada to begin to rebuild their relationship and find a way to work together.
|Path to a Solution - The Story of the Crespieul Reserve, Quebec
The negotiations surrounding the former Crespieul reserve of the Abenakis of Odanak and Wôlinak took place in a climate of cooperation, which allowed this claim to be settled within a few years and to everyone's satisfaction.
|Legacy Agreements for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
The Four Host First Nations: Lil'wat, Squamish, Tsleil-Wauthuth and Musqueam Nations, have come together to showcase their culture, language and heritage, all made possible through the Legacy Agreements.
|Treaty Land Entitlement – The English River Story, Saskatchewan
In 1992, the federal and provincial governments signed an historic land claim agreement with Saskatchewan First Nations. As a result, about 761,000 acres have been turned into reserve land and many First Nations continue to invest their settlement dollars in urban areas.