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December 18, 2012

Algonquin Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle

The Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has released the "Preliminary Draft Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle December 2012”. This document is now available for public review.

These main elements of a potential land claim settlement cover over 90% of the Algonquin Park land area. "This document sets out proposed key elements of a Final Agreement that would settle the Algonquin land claim. It includes, among other things:

  • $300 million transfer to the Algonquins of Ontario;
  • transfer of not less than 117,500 acres of provincial Crown land to Algonquin ownership;
  • recommended approaches to address:
    • Algonquin harvesting rights, including the right to harvest wildlife, fish, migratory birds and plants;
    • forestry;
    • parks and protected areas;
    • Algonquin heritage and culture;
    • Algonquin eligibility and enrollment".

For more information see the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Algonquin Land Claim Website.

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