Re-direct money from Indigenous affairs departments and into the pockets of status Indians: researcher

Media Appearances, Aboriginal Futures, Sheilla Jones

An average family of five people who have status cards could be more than $25,000 richer each year if treaty annuity payments were based on today’s land values. Currently, treaty people with status cards get $5 a year based on land values from the 1800s – that’s $25 if you’re a family of five. That same land is worth $5,000, based on land values from 20 years ago when a report on modernizing treaty annuities was penned and has been collecting dust since 2004.

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