In February 1987, the Nekaneet First Nation submitted a specific claim to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development seeking compensation under Treaty 4 for outstanding provisions of agricultural benefits, programs and services, annual payments to band members and damages for failure to provide a reserve at the time of the treaty's signing in 1874. On October 23, 1998, the federal government offered to accept Nekaneet's claim for negotiation of a settlement. According to the federal government, this was the first agricultural benefits claim Canada had ever accepted under Treaty 4
An additional settlement was reached between the Nekaneet band and the provincial government of Saskatchewan on September 23, 1992. The settlement concluded that the Nekaneet band has not received reserves of sufficient area to fulfill the requirements of Treaty 4, and that Canada has an unfulfilled land obligation to the band under Treaty 4.
Please See the Federal and Saskatchewan TLE Settlements attached below.