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Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

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.
SQUAMISH – Two clean energy agreements with the B.C. government will allow the Squamish Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to share provincial revenue from the Culliton Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project.
CAMPBELL RIVER – Land transfers under an Incremental Treaty Agreement (ITA) will create significant economic opportunities for Homalco Indian Band.
VANCOUVER ISLAND – A series of agreements with the B.C. government will enable First Nations on Vancouver Island to share provincial revenue on clean energy projects through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF).
SQUAMISH – A new revenue-sharing agreement will enable the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation to share provincial revenue from the Skookum Creek Power Project.
NEW AIYANSH – The Nisga’a Nation and the Province built on their treaty relationship today with a series of agreements that will facilitate the further implementation of the Nisga’a Treaty, establish the Nisga’a Nation as the primary property tax authority on Nisga’a Lands in respect of property such as prospective LNG pipeline infrastructure and provide a share of provincial mining and clean energy revenue generated from the Nass Area.
MOUNT CURRIE – A new agreement with the B.C. government will enable the Lil’wat First Nation to participate in provincial revenue-sharing from the development and operation of the Upper Lillooet run-of-river hydroelectric project now being constructed in the Pemberton Valley.
BELLA BELLA – While more than 1,000 paddlers take to the waters for Qatuwas 2014, the People Gathering Together Festival, 15 people are getting work experience preparing for the cultural event, thanks to B.C. Job Creation Partnership funding.
CHILLIWACK – The signing of a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement (FCRSA) with the Seabird Island Band means B.C. has now signed 150 FCRSA agreements Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad announced today.
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