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Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VANCOUVER – B.C. Cabinet and First Nations leaders from throughout the province convened today for a historic day-long dialogue on transforming Crown-First Nations relations in British Columbia.
NEMIAH VALLEY – Premier Christy Clark and the Tsilhqot’in Nation Chiefs signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) today that provides a response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Tsilhqot’in Nation judgement, commits to building a more positive relationship between the Province and the Tsilhqot’in Nation and sets the groundwork for long-term reconciliation efforts.
VICTORIA – Chastity A. Davis has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women (MACAW).
VICTORIA – Through a series of regional workshops, the B.C. Government is taking the next step in its commitment to work directly with First Nations to create a positive environmental legacy from the development of a safe and sustainable liquefied natural gas industry.
VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad and senior provincial officials met with the Tsilhqot’in Nation Chiefs this week in Vancouver to begin preliminary discussions around the Tsilhqot’in Title decision, to redress the past and continue building a positive relationship.
VICTORIA – Three First Nations will receive almost $70,000 to develop clean energy projects that will benefit their communities.
ENDERBY – A new agreement with the B.C. government will enable the Splatsin First Nation to receive provincial revenues from the Cranberry Creek Hydroelectric project.
LILLOOET – A new agreement with the B.C. government will allow three First Nations to share provincial revenue from the Jamie Creek Hydroelectric Project: the Bridge River Indian Band, the N’Quatqua First Nation and the T’it’q’et Nation.
WILLIAMS LAKE – Williams Lake Indian Band and the Soda Creek Indian Band (Xatśūll First Nation) signed a letter of understanding with the Government of British Columbia to work in partnership to address all aspects of the breach of the tailings storage facility that occurred at the Mount Polley Mine on Aug. 4, 2014.
SQUAMISH – A new agreement with the B.C. government will allow the Squamish Nation to share provincial revenue from the Box Canyon Hydro Project.
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