Blood Tribe Land Claim Case Wrapping Up in Calgary Court

The Blood Tribe claims its traditional land encompasses far more territory than what it currently has.

A judge in Calgary is hearing the final arguments in a long-running Aboriginal land claim that affects a big swath of territory in southern Alberta.

Lawyers representing the Crown and the Blood Tribe are wrapping up the case in what's known as the Big Land Claim at Federal Court.

The band already occupies the largest reserve in Canada, stretching 1400 square kilometres from west of Lethbridge down to Cardston.

But the Blood Tribe has long claimed its territory encompasses more land — everything from the St. Mary River in the east all the way to the Waterton River in the west, and south to the U.S. border.

The band is looking for compensation and reconciliation.

- Credit to CBC

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