Welcome to the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement web site. If you need more information, please contact us at the Peguis Trust office by going here.
Q: What is the difference between Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust and Peguis Surrender Claim Trust?
A: Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement is fundamentally different from Peguis Surrender Claim Trust. In a nutshell, Peguis TLE is about lands owed to Peguis under the terms of Treaty 1 (entered into by the First Nation and Canada in 1871) which were never actually transferred as reserve land. In June 1998, the federal government finally came to terms with Peguis on the amount of lands - and monies to enable land purchase - owed to our community. On September 7, 2007 Peguis held a community vote which approved the compensation and land entitlements owed to the community in the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust.
The Surrender Claim Trust, on the other hand, is a trust set up in 2008 to hold the compensation paid to our community for the wrongful taking – or “illegal surrender” - of our lands at St. Peter’s reserve. Canada agreed to compensate Peguis for this wrong and the monies were put into a trust called the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust. For more information about the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust go to: http://www.peguissurrendertrust.com/.
The deadline for TLE Trust applications is Dec. 31 annually. Applicants are encouraged to meet with a Trust office staff member prior to submitting an application to make sure that all application required steps and documents are completed.
The Peguis TLE would like to thank Sharon Mann from the Peguis Church for submitting a request for the 2018 Annual Widows/Widowers Banquet that was held on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at the Peguis Church.
This year the Peguis Church served 31 Widows/Widowers. The Widows/Widowers who attended were served a hot meal and given a gift. The Peguis TLE proudly supplemented the Annual 2018 Widows/Widowers Banquet. Thank you, Peguis Church. Greatly Appreciated.
By James Wastasecoot
FISHER BRANCH (July 13, 2018) – Community members and officials of Peguis First Nation and Fisher Branch were in a celebratory mood today at the Grand opening of the One Stop Gas and Convenience Store, purchased by Peguis from owners John and Dave Plett of Fisher Branch. About 120 turned out on a beautiful, sunny Friday to witness, feast and hear speakers talk about the new ownership and what it means to both communities.
Preserving Our Future
2010 $ 50,000.00
2011 $ 51,303.67
2012 $ 22,500.00