Trudeau to visit Siksika First Nation for signing ceremony

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is due to visit a First Nations east of Calgary today for a signing ceremony.

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Trudeau and Mark Miller, the Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations, spend most of the day at the Siksika Nation.

The notice on the country’s website inviting its members to the event said it was a signing ceremony for the 1910 Granthshala Settlement Agreement.

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The settlement covers various land claims and comes with a one-time payment of $1.3 billion.

The Siksika website says that each member will receive $20,000 in July as part of the agreement.

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Trudeau and Miller are expected to have a media availability with Chief Ore Crowfoot this afternoon.

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