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WHAT ARE SPECIFIC CLAIMS?

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Specific claims deal with past grievances of First Nations. These grievances relate to Canada’sobligations under historic treaties or the way it managed First Nations funds or other assets. Forexample, a specific claim could involve the failure to provide enough reserve land as promised ina historic treaty or the improper handling of First Nation money by the Crown. Canadacompletes a thorough review of the facts of each claim to determine whether it owes a lawfulobligation to a First Nation. To honour its obligations, Canada negotiates settlements with theFirst Nation and (where applicable) the province. These settlements provide First Nations withfair compensation to resolve the claim once and for all. Through these settlements, First Nationsin turn provide Canada with releases to ensure that the claim can never be re-opened.

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