The Huron-Wendat First Nation is seeking a large sum from both the federal and provincial governments in a claim settlement for a 24,000-sq.-km allotment of land that includes the cities of Trois-Rivieres and Quebec City as well as most of the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve and three Quebec provincial parks.

Seeking a retroactive financial settlement that could end up costing both governments a hefty sum, the Huron-Wendat Nation has based its claim on

historical data that points to how it once occupied the land.

Though the amount it is currently seeking is undisclosed, in 2000 the Huron-Wendat Nation received $12 million for a land-claim settlement over a 2.5-sq.-km territory located outside Quebec City.

Though the Quebec government is reviewing the current claim, an early resolution is not expected.