#RippedOff: Is the Specific Claims Tribunal working? APTN Investigates

Rob Smith
APTN Investigates
Outstanding specific claims are million – potentially billion – dollar debts owed to First Nations by the crown.

Rob Smith travels to Ontario to visit the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and learn about their $145-million claim.

The federal government under Stephen Harper hatched a system, called Justice at Last, to deal with these claims back in 2007.

Is the process working?

Watch #RippedOff to see Rob uncover a real, human struggle behind the bureaucracy; Indigenous people fighting to reclaim their lands and their dignity.

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Rob is a member of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation from Kingcome Inlet BC. He’s been a part of APTN National news since 2005, Rob brings to APTN almost twenty years of broadcast experience. He joined Investigates in 2013 and has covered protests, land claims and the fentanyl crisis. His cinematography was nominated in 2016 for a Canadian Screen Award.