It pays to have aboriginal ancestry in Manitoba. But only $5 a year.
“It doesn’t go a long way, five dollars, it’s not much,” said Lorena Hayden, a resident of Winnipeg who grew up in Roseau River in southeastern Manitoba.
The yearly $5 payment is part of seven numbered treaties signed on behalf of aboriginal communities across the province in the 1800s and early 1900s.
When the treaty was signed in August, 1871, the annuity was $3, but it increased to $5 in 1876 when the treaty was amended. [Link]