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Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VANCOUVER – Development of LNG export facilities at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert took another step forward today with the signing of two revenue-sharing agreements with the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla First Nations.
VICTORIA – There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the potential for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in British Columbia to create meaningful jobs, and whether or not the Province – and my ministry in particular – is doing what it should to ensure that training for Aboriginal British Columbians will be available to take advantage of those jobs. I want to assure Aboriginal workers in northern B.C. that government is working hard to connect them with training and skills that will make sure they are...
EDMONTON – In a moving ceremony today, during the last of the national events hosted by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), British Columbia provided data about the deaths of Aboriginal children between the ages of four and 19 years for the period 1870 – 1984.
BURNS LAKE – An incremental treaty agreement (ITA) between the Province and Lake Babine Nation will support new forestry and eco-tourism opportunities.
POWELL RIVER – A major milestone was reached today with the signing of the Tla’amin Final Agreement by the Province and Tla’amin Nation, effectively moving the First Nations community closer to self-determination and a promising future through modern treaty.
VICTORIA – The Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement Implementation Report / 2011–2012 is now available, providing information on the implementation of British Columbia’s first multi-nation treaty.
ATLIN – A new agreement with the B.C. government will enable the Taku River Tlingit First Nation to share revenue from the Pine Creek Micro-Hydro Project.
CRANBROOK – A renewed strategic engagement agreement (SEA) will continue to strengthen the relationship between British Columbia and the Ktunaxa Nation, through ongoing engagement on resource stewardship issues.
PORT ALBERNI – A new agreement between British Columbia and the First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society will build a framework for the respective governments to manage their commitments under the treaty.
VICTORIA – The Upper Similkameen and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands will be better able to pursue activities that enhance governance, and the social, economic and cultural well-being of their members, thanks to mine-revenue sharing from an Economic and Community Development Agreement (ECDA) for the Copper Mountain Mine, located southwest of Princeton.
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