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.



A Modern Annuity for Canada—Concrete Reconciliation


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 and Sheilla Jones book launch

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

Let the People Speak by Sheilla Jones
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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont pays tribute in the MB Legislature to former MLA and Indigenous activist Jean Allard, October 15, 2021.

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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.


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APTN National News on Facebook

With Sheilla Jones, Sheila North, and APTN host Melissa Ridgen.

September 6, 2019

Earlier Posts

  • Replay: Let the People Speak, short doc 18:20

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first facts

Quick facts about annuities to get you started:

  • What is an annuity?

  • Why is it still $5?

  • What does the Indian Act say about annuities?