NOTICE OF PEGUIS FIRST NATION MEMBERS PER CAPITA CERTIFICATION & DISTRIBUTION
This is a notice to members of the Peguis Indian Band, also known as the Peguis First Nation, that an agreement has been reached between the Band, the Province of Manitoba and Canada for compensation of the illegal surrender of the St. Peter’s reserve of 1907, near the city of Selkirk, in the province of Manitoba. A Trust, known as the Peguis First Nation Surrender Claim Trust was signed on the 15th of June, 2009, and ratified by Canada on the 4th of October, 2010. In accordance with s.8.2, and s.8.4 of the Trust Agreement, federally registered members of the Peguis Indian Band held a “Member Per Capita Vote”.
This vote took place during August 2009, and held in favour of a one-time per capita distribution from the Trust, to qualified Peguis Band members. If you are a member of the Peguis Indian Band, also known as Peguis First Nation, either by way of Federal Registration with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, or due to membership with the Peguis Indian Band; you may be affected by this notice.
The following are qualifying members of the distribution for Band #269:
Registration as an Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act, chapter 27, Statutes of Canada (1985), under the Peguis Indian Band or Peguis First Nation;Registration as a Band Member within the meaning of the Peguis Indian Band Membership Code (1987)
In order to qualify for the Per Capita Distribution of the Peguis First Nation Surrender Claim Trust, you must be qualified to be , or are, federally registered under the Indian Act, on or before December 31, 2009, as a Peguis Member. Alternatively, you may also be qualified to be, or are registered under the Peguis Indian Band Membership Code (1987), on or before December 31, 2009. If you are an elder, adult, parent or legal guardian of a minor registered member of the Peguis Indian Band entitled to a per capita payment; you may apply to receive a Certificate of Eligibility Form to qualify for the distribution.
**Please note we will only mail out “Certificate of Eligibility” application forms to those who can prove membership or qualify a right to be a member of the Peguis First Nation/Peguis Indian Band. Please contact the office for additional information. Application to the Peguis First Nation Claim Trust can be made by requesting a Certificate of Eligibility in one of the following ways:
Via email to email@example.com
Via phone at (204)645-3943 or 1-877-509-7890Request via mail, with a copy of your Treaty Card, registration number, or other member – identifying criteria; with your full name and address to:
Peguis First Nation Surrender Claim Trust c/o Per Capita Distribution Office P.O. Box 579 Peguis, Manitoba R0C 3J0