On September 22, 1992, 25 First Nations signed the TLE Framework Agreement in Saskatchewan to settle their TLE arrears. Under the agreement, the provincial and federal governments have committed $440 million over 12 years to First Nations signatories to purchase land, mineral rights and improvements, including country buildings and structures. Initially, Canada accounted for 70 per cent of the total cost of the comparison, while Saskatchewan covered the remaining 30 per cent. The Government of Saskatchewan will then reimburse Canada up to 19 per cent of the total cost of savings from the transfer of some northern communities for the operation and usefulness of First Nations. 4. VIDEO ACTIVITY – To better illustrate and understand the Saskatchewan Country Qualification Agreement, let students watch Part 3 of From Dream to Reality. In considering the challenges that had to be overcome before reaching an agreement on contractual land authorization, it is worth noting the challenges to be met. KEY QUESTION: How will the Saskatchewan Framework Agreement on Basic Conditions of Land Rights respond to the challenges before an agreement can be reached? In 1992, the provincial and federal governments and 25 First Nations signed the Saskatchewan Treaty Framework Agreement. It has set out a framework for the implementation of THE LET obligations. Eight subsequent TLE agreements with First Nations were signed.
Between 1871 and 1907, Saskatchewan First Nations signed a series of contracts with the Crown, known as numbered contracts. Each of these contracts offered a reserve ground that was to be fixed by the Canadian government for a First Nation. The size of the reserve country was based on the population of a first nation and the per capita formula within the specific contract. In Saskatchewan, many First Nations have received their full land allocation as part of their contracts. However, some First Nations have not complied with the contractual land authorization agreements (FTTs) and are complying with contractual commitments to place the promised amount of the reserve country under these contracts. It is the agreement that allows the First Nation to enter into a land authorization (TLE) contract with Canada and Saskatchewan to resolve an outstanding FTA application. Specific allegations relate to complaints made by First Nations to the federal government for non-compliance with their legal obligations arising from historical contracts and/or the way it managed First Nations funds or assets. The federal government resolves these claims by negotiating specific compensation agreements with First Nations. Although the State Government has not signed these agreements, it is working with the federal government to allow additional reserve allocations resulting from specific debt clearing agreements that contain a land element.
This brochure describes the municipal service agreements, tax cards and statutory arrangements that were agreed upon when creating a First Nations reserve space in urban municipalities.