Author: Randell Mauricio
|The Sandy Bay chief wants to settle an outstanding treaty land claim from 1983.
In front of the Indian Claims Commission, chief Irvin McIvor made his oral submission today, he feels the settlement is long overdue.
He's also concerned the federal government is using stall tactics, considering a treaty was signed in 1871. Chief McIvor believes the government is pitting Sandy Bay and the Long Plain First Nation against each other, with plans of cutting Long Plain's agreements if Sandy Bay's is granted.
Long Plain's case was also heard today as they hold intervenor status. Chief McIvor is unsure why Long Plain has been involved as their claim was settled years ago.