Report on annuity increases
The Modernized Annuity Working Group is finalizing its initial report on increasing individual Treaty annuity payments as a means of sharing the prosperity of the land.
MAWG is proposing increasing Treaty annuities from the current $5 per year ($4 in Ontario) based on three models:
Historic model for livelihood support: $700 - $3,500
GDP land-based economic activity model: $8,810
Federal income supports model: $7,500
For a quick link when the Report is available online, send us a notification request here.
An in-depth analysis of the impacts of the federal income supports model of $7,500 per person on First Nations families, extending the non-taxable annuity to all adult Status FN people in Canada, was published in the Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development in April 2021.
Gregory Mason, Sheilla Jones, Wayne Helgason
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development
Volume 12, Issue 1, 2021, pp 92-110
News and features
Interview: Moment of Truth, ELMNT FM
Host: David Moses, with guests Rosanna Deerchild host of Unreserved. Plus Sheilla Jones author "Let the People Speak: Oppression in at Time of Reconciliation" along with Sheila North. Also, Caroline O'Neill interviews Paul Manly. Aired February 25, 2020
Sheila North (left) and Sheilla Jones (right) sign copies of Let the People Speak: Oppression in a time of reconciliation
REVIEW: Winnipeg Free Press, February 15, 2020
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont pays tribute in the MB Legislature to former MLA and Indigenous activist Jean Allard, October 15, 2021.
Our MAWG team was saddened by the passing of Jean Allard on December 2, 2020 at the age of 90. Jean was an honorary member of MAWG, and worked for decades to advance the idea of modernizing Treaty annuities.
Read our tribute: A legacy for Jean Allard
By Sheilla Jones and Sheila North
Toronto Star, December 23, 2019
The origin of a potentially ground-breaking step toward meaningful reconciliation between Canada's first people and settlers can be laid at the feet of Métis leader Louis Riel. Literally.
Replay: Let the People Speak, short doc 18:20
Promoting Let the People Speak, Global News Morning Winnipeg, Global TV, September 19, 2019
Video: Redirecting money from Indigenous Affairs to Status Indians, APTN, April 7, 2019, 16:35
Indigenous Affairs portfolio is democratically flawed, by Sheilla Jones, Ottawa Sun, January 12, 2019