Who are the Papaschase people in Alberta and who governs them? – APTN News

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Who are the Papaschase people in Alberta and who governs them? – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202260 Views

Jan 18, 2022

Chief Calvin Bruneau has been the chief of Papaschase First Nation, a band without a home outside Edmonton, Alta., for more than a decade.

His band’s story goes back to 1889 when their land was sold by the federal government to settlers.

Bruneau says the Papaschase people were starving and had no choice but to take script (cash for land) to survive. Members went to the nearby Enoch Cree Nation and other reserves.

He and his predecessors have been lobbying Canada to recognize them in hopes of reclaiming their land and having a voice.

Bruneau says a second group formed in 2019 who call themselves Papaschase First Nation #136 association do not represent his people.

“We’ve been dealing with a group that purports to be descendent. And we’ve asked them to prove it and they can’t.”

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/who-are-the-papaschase-people-in-alberta-and-who-governs-them/

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