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Treaty 1 bands ink deal with Canada for unused military base in Winnipeg – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2018100 Views

April 11, 2018

It took 17 years of battling Ottawa and area residents, but the seven bands that makeup Treaty 1 got the deal they were looking for on Wednesday.

The Kapyong Barracks sits on a sprawling 64-hectares of prime real estate surrounded by Winnipeg’s affluent Tuxedo neighbourhood.

The military base has been empty since 2004 when the Canadian government relocated the infantry unit that was stationed there.

The federal Treasury Board wanted to sell it but Treaty 1 bands argued they had first dibs on the surplus property to fulfill an outstanding Treaty land entitlement.

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