Papachase First Nations

Papaschase Treaty

Chief Papaschase, (brother)Takootch, Alexamder and Alexcis signed treaty in August 21/1877. Reservation was in 130sqr km which is now Edmonton Alberta. (122nd, 34st, 51ave and Ellerslie Road)
10 years later the land was lost by “illegal surrender”.

“Illegal Surrender”

On November 19, 1888 a deed of
surrender was signed by Napasis, James Stoney, and Antoine (Augustus Affidavit, Exhibit 45).
De Balinhard reported they were the “only men of the Band now remaining and located on
Enoch’s Reserve.” (Neeves Affidavit, Exhibit B, Tab 246). The recital to the deed states that
they are the “principal men of Passpasschase Band of Indians No. 136″; they are conspicuously
not described as chiefs or headmen, the word “Chief” on the standard form having been crossed
out. The deed provided that the lands would be sold or leased, with the net proceeds to be
“placed at interest, and that the interest money accruing from such investment shall be paid
annually or semiannually to us and our descendants forever.”

Chief Rose Lameman

Chief Rose Lameman was the great great grand daughter of Papaschase (Papastayo) and was elected for Chief of Papaschase First Nartion on 1999. Two years later Chief and Council filed a class action lawsuit against federal government to reinstate Papaschase Band #136. Chief Lameman was elected for Chief again in Oct, 2005.

Chief Calvin Bruneau

Chief Calvin Bruneau is direct decendent of Chief Papaschase and was elected council on 1999 and 2005 and Elected for Papaschase Chief on October 2010 and 2015. Calvin is a outspoken, strong advocate for peoples of Papaschase, telling the history about Papschase in Edmonton Universities, AFN meetings, First Nations Reserves, Rossdale Bridge, Edmonton Business’s and Media CBC News… etc

Papachase First Nations