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.
- Guided by the 7 seven (Ojibway) Teachings of Honesty, Truth, Humility, Love, Wisdom, Respect and Bravery to each other and the community we serve.
- We are committed to build a strong sovereign nation by collaborating and communicating to promote community well-being.
- We are trustees that will safe guard the trust and put the best interest of the trust first to ensure a long lasting legacy.
- We will operate with integrity and transparency and are accountable to the community.
Trustee Positions – Call for Applications (Surrender Claims Trust) As a requirement of the Peguis First Nation Surrender Claim Trust, the Peguis Trust Nomination Committee is seeking qualified […]
Congratulations to Peguis Gaming Commission on their purchase of a charter bus for the community. Big thanks to Ryan McCorrister for brokering the deal & securing funding. The new bus […]
The Peguis Foundation Inc. gratefully acknowledges the generous donation from the TD Bank in Winnipeg. TD Bank offices had relocated to another building and they had generously donated […]
The 2017 Annul Activity Report is now available for download. Click here to download
Please be advised that the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust will be closed on the following dates: Friday, November 9, 2018 – National Aboriginal Veterans’ Day Monday, November 12, […]
LEARN ABOUT BUSINESS SERVICES: Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) was established in 1993 to provide financial resources to qualified member Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses […]
LEARN ABOUT ALTERNATIVE FUNDING FOR BUSINESS: FIRST PEOPLES ECONOMIC GROWTH FUND A joint economic development initiative between the Manitoba government and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) saw […]
Aboriginal Day – June 21st Peguis Community Call Out for Nominations: “Honouring Our Community Leaders” Boozhoo… The Peguis Community would like to recognize and honour our community members who […]
The Peguis Historical Society in partnership with the Peguis Surrender Trust is calling on community members to share and contribute any and all vintage and historical photographs of […]Proud Working Relationships