Manitoba Canada agree to pay 90 million to 4 First Nations for

first_imgAPTN NewsThe province of Manitoba and the federal government have agreed to a $90M dollar settlement with four First Nation communities affected by the massive 2011 flood.The communities involved are Pinaymootang, Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin and Dauphin River First Nations.A settlement approval hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2018 in Winnipeg.While not admitting wrongdoing, the provincial and federal government have agreed to pay $90.2 million.The money includes contributions towards lawyer fees and expense as well as administration costs.Payments of the settlement are based on the number of people that come forward to make claims so it is still unknown how much eligible evacuees may receive.Thousands of people were evacuated in 2011. Earlier this year, the federal government believed as many as 2,000 were still displaced.The flood was one of the largest and most expensive the province of Manitoba has ever seen.Many of those impacted by the flood remain in need of assistance to this day.A final report commissioned by the previous provincial Liberal government called for major changes to how the province deals with the after-effects of a flood.In all, 65 recommendations were made based on consultations with impacted communities.They include improved health care, financial disaster relief, and better water management.Contact APTN National News here: [email protected]last_img read more