Canada has made good on a hundred-year-old promise to Treaty 8 First Nations.
But in doing so has created strife within the communities.
It’s a lucrative deal and people in the communities have disagreed on how to spend it.
When Treaty 8 was signed by First Nations in 1899, Canada committed to a number of promises in exchange for the land.
For the most part, one of those promises was never honoured.
Now after three decades of hard negotiation, the federal government is making things right.
Officially it’s called the Agricultural Benefits Agreement – but it’s better known as Cows and Plows.
That’s because what Canada failed to provide was a basic single family farm starter kit to any First Nation that wanted to trade life on the land for a life of farming.