Peguis Surrender Claim Trust

Our goal is to help improve the quality of life for our Community members both on and off-reserve by making strategic investments of the resources entrusted to us, we can support the social and economic development of our Community.


On June 29, 1998, after 91 years of struggle by Peguis First Nation, Canada confirmed it agreed with Peguis that the 1907 surrender of the St. Peter’s Reserve was void and legally invalid due to Canada’s failure to comply with requirements of the Indian Act of 1906. Canada and Peguis entered into negotiations to compensate Peguis for its loss of land and economic loss as a result of this illegal surrender.

On June 13, 2009, Peguis members voted in favour of the proposed settlement claim and the agreement was ratified by the parties on October 4, 2010. The total settlement amount was $126,094,903. Upon payment of settlement costs and legal fees Canada deposited $118,750,000 in to the Peguis First Nation Surrender Claim Trust. Of this amount $10,500,000 was set aside for a per-capita payment to the beneficiaries. The Surrender Claim Trust is separate from both the Implementation Unit and the Treaty Land Entitlement Trust.

Our Guiding Principles
  1. Guided by the 7 seven (Ojibway) Teachings of Honesty, Truth, Humility, Love, Wisdom, Respect and Bravery to each other and the community we serve.
  2. We are committed to build a strong sovereign nation by collaborating and communicating to promote community well-being.
  3. We are trustees that will safe guard the trust and put the best interest of the trust first to ensure a long lasting legacy.
  4. We will operate with integrity and transparency and are accountable to the community.
What They Say
We believe our mandate is to assist the Trustees in creating a state of Sustainable Wealth that balances the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To nurture and grow the tree that provides the fruit for both today and tomorrow.
Your T.E. Wealth Team
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