In 2013, Nipissing voted to accept an offer of $124 million from government negotiators as a land claim settlement that reflected the validity of Nipissing’s research that the reserve boundary was incorrectly surveyed after the 1850 Robinson Huron Treaty, resulting in a smaller reserve than agreed upon.
An initial Per Capita Distribution (PCD) occurred in 2013, but the majority of the funds were placed in trust to maximize the benefit to current and future nation citizens.
The trust is designed to benefit the current generation by allowing Nipissing to use interest revenues to invest in community, social and economic development initiatives, while also preserving the wealth for future generations.
In order to be eligible to receive the Per Capita Distribution (PCD), one must have been a registered Nipissing First Nation member at the time of the settlement agreement on May 30, 2013. PCD funds for individuals under the age of eighteen (18) years were put in trust until they turn 18. Eligible individuals can request the funds using the Nipissing PCD Release Form.
Power of Attorney
If you have a Power of Attorney for any registered member who is entitled to receive the Per Capita Distribution (PCD), please contact Georgina Villeneuve of Peace Hills Trust to ensure that Peace Hills has all the appropriate documentation to have the PCD properly administered. Inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or call her direct line at 1-780-428-7228.
Forms & Memos
- Nipissing PCD Release Form
- Memo re: Treatment of Land Claim Settlement Payments
Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients
** Please ensure that you submit a copy of your ID with forms **
- Scott McLeod – Elected Chief Trustee
- Muriel Sawyer – Elected Deputy Chief Trustee
- Rick Stevens – 1st Council Trustee
- Meriza George – Nipissing Trustee
- Matt McLeod – Nipissing Trustee
- Tim Laronde – Nipissing Trustee
- Peace Hill Trust – Corporate Trustee
Quarterly Newsletters & Financial Statements
The Nipissing Boundary Claim Trust issues quarterly newsletters as well as audited annual financial statements that can be viewed here.
Any questions or concerns can be addressed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Lands Office at 705-753-2922.