SARNIA, Ont. – A southwestern Ontario First Nation says it has ratified an agreement in the dispute over Camp Ipperwash, which saw the death of aboriginal protester Dudley George in 1995.
In a release Saturday, the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation said eligible voting members approved the deal with the federal government in a vote held on Friday.
The First Nation says the agreement includes a financial settlement in excess of $90 million, the return of land appropriated by the federal government in 1942 under the War Measures Act and cleanup of Stony Point lands.
About $20 million will be used to compensate original members of Stony Point, their ancestors and eligible band members, while $70 million will be put into a fund overseen by trustees for future development of the original Stony Point reserve.
The Chippewas of Kettle and…
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