Friday, 6 January 2017

In addition to the last large blog, this article is reinforcing these incidents.


Ryan Kessler wrote this article, headlined "After the Riel Resistance of 1885, the Government of Canada withheld three years of payments to the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation." The wording varied in descriptions of the rebellion but the years since its concurrence stayed the same. "After the Riel Resistance of 1885, the Government of Canada withheld three years of payments to the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation." Also adding in the information of the independent tribunal had ruled the 4 million in unpaid annuities. The compensation hearing was held in  Wanuskewin Heritage Centre in Saskatoon. Kessler added " Chief Rick Gamble of the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation said the money isn’t as important as the recognition of treaty rights." From 1885-1888 all groups involved in the rebellion were essentially cut off for funds, the 13 remaining bands may be eligible for money just as this one was.

In my personal opinion, I was very pleased to find more facts in this article on the matter, as well as the included name of Cheif Rick Gamble. Not only that, but location, time frame, and specific names. However, it was vague as to how the reinforcement impacted the case itself the added information was much appreciated. I believe that the assistance given was a such a great show of the peoples relations that should be withheld among all people. I would have liked more information on those interactions and what the deciding factor was that brought the groups together. Over all, I am pleased beyond expression with this great expression of unity. I would like to see more positive updates on this situation, as well as its resolution. I hold it in my hopes that the compensation was given as well as discovering if the other group were deserving, or on their way to receiving this same justice. My question is, what were the other groups possibly owed?

Source; http://globalnews.ca/news/2623360/sask-first-nation-has-compensation-hearing-with-federal-government/  


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