• "(v) promote the preservation, study and learning of the language and culture of the Beneficiary."
  • “(vi) encourage community activities, including the annual Treaty Days, pow-wow and community gatherings;”
  • (x) protect, preserve and advance the aboriginal and Treaty rights of Peguis and its Members;

Smudging by burning sage is an ancient healing practice of the Cree and Ojibway peoples of the plains. Sage is often burned to start a ceremony or to mark a significant moment, in this case, the sharing of knowledge and news about our journey at the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust. 

Tawow pihtikweh (Cree), Pintigen (Ojibwe),  Welcome. 


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 in 1871. In 2008, the federal government finally came to terms with Peguis on the amount of lands (and monies to enable land purchases) owed to our community. The compensation paid to Peguis was paid into a trust called the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust. The Surrender Claim Trust 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 information about the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust go here

Peguis TLE AGM 2022

By James Wastasecoot

Peguis May 15, 2021 - Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust (TLE) held its 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020 via VIRTUAL.  Peguis Beneficiaries were able to join by Zoom, Facebook and listen to the Peguis Country Rock Radio Station.  Apart from the 10-minute power blackout which came at the end of the meeting, the event was not only a technological success, but a financial success as well in which the Trust performed well through the year despite the pandemic.  Financial Trustee – Chair,  Sherry Sutherland said that the event was a demonstration of how Peguis has been able to use technologies to connect with the community.  She said: “A major challenge over the past year has been the pandemic and meeting via Virtual.  But it’s been a good transition.”

Peguis TLE Trust AGM for 2020

The Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Annual General Meeting for the year 2020 will be held:

DATE:  May 15th, 2021


LOCATION: Peguis MultiPlex

Following COVID-19 Health Restrictions (It may be Virtual. Notices will be posted.)


TLE Trust Highlights

Applicant Resources

The TLE Trust continues to hold information workshops and provide resources to enable beneficiaries to understand how to apply and secure funds appropriately. A Handbook and Guidelines for funding...

Trust Overview

Peguis First Nation Treaty Land Entitlement Trust was created under an agreement signed with Canada and the Province of Manitoba on May 12, 2008. The Trust beneficiaries are the First Nation and its...

Annual Investment Review Summary 2019 - TEWealth

On behalf of T.E. Wealth’s Indigenous Investment Advisory practice, we remain extremely honoured to support the Peguis First Nation TLE Trust and its’ ongoing investment advisory needs. Our role...

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