The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba reserve is suing Ottawa and the province over a 21-year-old land claim agreement.
The lawsuit alleges only one per cent of the minimum agreement has been fulfilled, and that it was supposed to be completed by 2011.
The suit also says in the meantime, both levels of governments and their Crown corporations have disposed of surplus lands without consulting Roseau River.
The lawsuit contends the governments have acted in “an arbitrary, oppressive and high-handed manner, with complete disregard for the long-standing rights and entitlements of the First Nation.”
The claim is seeking general, equitable and punitive damages.
The allegations have not been proven in court.