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BC signed a five year accord with the Tsilhqot’in Nation

The ECOreport looks at how BC signed a five year accord with the Tsilhqot’in Nation.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMIt has been almost two years since the Supreme Court of Canada recognized  Aboriginal title in the caretaker area of the Xeni Gwet’in, one of six Tsilhqot’in communities. In item 153 of that decision, it says ” … British Columbia breached its duty to consult owed to the  Tsilhqot’in through land use planning and forestry authorizations.” Now, as the first step towards a lasting settlement,  BC signed a five year accord with the Tsilhqot’in Nation.
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A Pioneer Energy Project at Spirit Bay

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Sc’ianew (pronounced Chenuh) Beecher Bay Band has been so dependent on the ocean that the translation of their name means “Big Fish.” So Chief Russ Chipps says it is only fitting that this bay, a symbol of our past, will be vital for a prosperous future.” Two years ago they partnered with the Trust for Sustainable Development to develop a pioneer energy project at Spirit Bay.

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