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“The Made-In-NS-Process is listed on AANDC’s negotiation table as a comprehensive land claim agreement. Please explain.” – Millbrook Community Member

This is just the Federal claims classification. The Federal Government has two types of claims departments – specific and comprehensive. The people that we deal with are in the comprehensive claims section. This does not mean, however, that the comprehensive claims policy is what we are working under. In other words, the fact that we are not receiving loan funding, the fact that we are working on agreements that would recognize and implement historic treaties, etc. are both contrary to the current comprehensive claims policy and mandate. At our table, the federal team will be seeking a specific mandate in order to meet our expectations outside of the current policy.

“I’ve heard that KMKNO is implementing our treaties and others say your work will terminate them. What is true?” – Membertou Community Member

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs has been, and continues to be, adamant that no Mi’kmaq will ever support the extinguishment or termination of t ...

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