Land Claims Voting Begins Today
The Algonquin Land Claim is getting closer as the Pikwakanagan get set to vote on an agreement in principle.
If approved, it will begin the final stages of deliberations between the provincial and federal governments and the 10 communities of Algonquins that reside in the contested area.
The agreement in principle outlines the key issues that will lead to the settlement of the land claim.
Included is 475 million square kilometres of Crown land to be transferred as well as $300 million to the Algonquins of Ontario.
Also in the agreement is rights to hunting, fishing, forestry and harvesting, as well as rights to protected areas and provincial parks.
The vote begins today and goes until March 7th.