• Application of trust property: “(iii) Provide support and assistance to address the special needs of Peguis elders, their cultural contributions to the community and Members and their role as keepers of knowledge.”
  • “(v) promote the preservation, study and learning of the language and cultural heritage of the Beneficiary;”
  • “(vi) encourage community activities, including the annual Treaty Days, pow-wow and community gatherings;”
  • “(x) protect, preserve and advance the aboriginal and Treaty rights of Peguis and its members;”
  • “(i) provide supplementary or enhanced health care related services or facilities for Members;”


 Welcome to the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement web site. If you need more information, please contact us at the Peguis Trust office by going here.

Q: What is the difference between Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust and Peguis Surrender Claim Trust?

A: Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement is fundamentally different from Peguis Surrender Claim Trust. In a nutshell, Peguis TLE is about lands owed to Peguis under the terms of Treaty 1 (entered into by the First Nation and Canada in 1871) which were never actually transferred as reserve land. In June 1998, the federal government finally came to terms with Peguis on the amount of lands - and monies to enable land purchase - owed to our community. On September 7, 2007 Peguis held a community vote which approved the compensation and land entitlements owed to the community in the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust.

The Surrender Claim Trust, on the other hand, is a trust set up in 2008 to hold the compensation paid to our community for the wrongful taking – or “illegal surrender” - of our lands at St. Peter’s reserve. Canada agreed to compensate Peguis for this wrong and the monies were put into a trust called the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust. For more information about the Peguis Surrender Claim Trust go to: http://www.peguissurrendertrust.com/.





The Peguis First Nation Treaty Land Entitlement Trust is hosting an Annual General Meeting for the Members to provide an update on TLE Trust activities for the 2018 year to the beneficiaries.

Annual General Meeting

FRIDAY, May 24th, 2019

10:00 a.m.




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The deadline for TLE Trust applications is Dec. 31 annually. Applicants are encouraged to meet with a Trust office staff member prior to submitting an application to make sure that all application required steps and documents are completed.

Our projects

2018 Annual Widows/Widowers Banquet

The Peguis TLE would like to thank Sharon Mann from the Peguis Church for submitting a request for the 2018 Annual Widows/Widowers Banquet that was held on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at the Peguis Church.sharon fern church300
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This year the Peguis Church served 31 Widows/Widowers. The Widows/Widowers who attended were served a hot meal and given a gift. The Peguis TLE proudly supplemented the Annual 2018 Widows/Widowers Banquet. Thank you, Peguis Church. Greatly Appreciated.

Grand Opening of One Stop Gas in Fisher Branch

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FISHER BRANCH (July 13, 2018) – Community members and officials of Peguis First Nation and Fisher Branch were in a celebratory mood today at the Grand opening of the One Stop Gas and Convenience Store, purchased by Peguis from owners John and Dave Plett of Fisher Branch. About 120 turned out on a beautiful, sunny Friday to witness, feast and hear speakers talk about the new ownership and what it means to both communities.

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Community Fund Approved Projects

Preserving Our Future

2010   $ 50,000.00

2011   $ 51,303.67

2012   $ 22,500.00

2013   $115,202.00

2014   $263,819.50

2015   $223,656.90

2016   $225,229.58

2017   $338,773.00

TOTAL  $1,290,484.65

Trust overview

Peguis First Nation Treaty Land Entitlement Trust was created under an agreement signed with Canada and the Province of Manitoba on May 12, 2008. The Trust beneficiaries are the First Nation and its members. The Trust is made up of two sets of trustees, administration staff and an Implementation Office. The agreement settled outstanding promises of land that, for various reasons, remained unfulfilled under Treaty Number One of Aug. 3, 1871.

Applicant Resources

The TLE Trust continues to hold information workshops and provide resources to enable beneficiaries to understand how to apply and secure funds appropriately. A Handbook and Guidelines for funding applications have been developed. A complete list of resources for beneficiares are available under the "resources" menu.

Trust growth

T.E Wealth Management Report (Excerpted from TLE Trust Administration Report 2016) As it turned out, 2016 was a positive year for most portfolios and we had a good quarter to close it out. With respect to the Peguis First Nation TLE Trust, we are pleased to report that the combined Trust holding remained positive under the investment management of Beutel Goodman and Mawer Investment Management, up $.26% (or a gain of $1,724,493) over the last twelve months.