Peguis First Nation & other Treaty 1 First Nations won an important victory with the Kapyong Barracks.
On December 13, 2012 the Honourable Justice Hughes of the Federal Court Trial Division issued Reasons for Judgment and Judgment regarding the Treaty One First Nations and the Kapyong Lands (the “Judgment”). At issue are the Treaty One First Nations rights pursuant to Treaty No. 1 to acquire Kapyong Barracks located in central Winnipeg and Canada’s duty to consult and accommodate.
The Federal Court determined that Canada had a duty to consult and that Canada failed to fulfill this duty in a meaningful way and the 2007 decision of Canada to sell Kapyong to Canada Lands Corporation was denied.