Robinson Huron Treaty Leadership, Ontario and Canada Officials Begin Negotiations

April 19, 2022, Robinson Huron Treaty Territory — The Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund (RHTLF) leadership, Ontario and Canada officials have established a negotiation table to find common ground for resolving the annuities litigation outside of court.

The Robinson Huron Treaty First Nations have outstanding litigation against both Canada and Ontario relating to treaty annuities. There is much work to be done, with a spirit of cooperation and partnership, to advance these important discussions and find a good way forward towards a negotiated resolution.

“We are pleased to be in a place where we are talking about negotiating a resolution to our annuities case outside of the court. We have always known that reconciliation will not happen in the courtroom,” said Chief Dean Sayers.

Ogimaa Duke Peltier added “It has been a long journey to get to this point and we are ready to work with our treaty partners toward a settlement. We remain grounded in our commitment to ensure the Robinson Huron Treaty is implemented.”

At this point, the negotiations are confidential. More details and further comments will be released at a later date.

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