New Chance for a Good Idea

Video, Aboriginal Futures, Sheilla Jones

“If you ever ask yourself, why indigenous people line up during Treaty Days to collect $5.00 and why is it still $5.00? That $5.00 should have been raised with inflation. Annuity payments were in lieu of giving the access to the minerals. The annuities that were negotiated during the treaties were linked to the value of the land. Why didn’t the annuities keep pace with land values?”