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Treaty: Crown and Increase

treaty: The chiefs from the affected territory in northern Ontario have said the Anishinabek people agreed under the treaty to share their lands and resources with newcomers, according to Toronto Star. In return, the Crown would pay annuities that were supposed to increase as the territory generated revenues from forestry, mining and other resource development. The court found that the Crown has a mandatory and reviewable obligation to increase the annuity under the Robinson-Huron Treaty, which was signed in 1850. Supplied photo Justice Patricia Hennessy wrote that it's the Crown's duty to fulfil the treaty's promise to increase the payments over time. Renewal of the relationship was necessary to ensure that both parties could continue to thrive in changing environments. The Treaties were not meant to be the last word on the relationship, she wrote. ( As reported in the news.