First Nations are losing their patience on treaties, reports Robert Barron in the Daily News. The part about the Snuneymuxw is at the end of the article:
Much of the Snuneymuxw’s traditional territory is increasingly in private hands and developed, which makes it harder for governments to acquire traditional lands that would be part of a final treaty.
The Snuneymuxw currently have just 16 hectares in the main reserve off Haliburton Street and Chief Doug White told me recently that it’s not enough land for the band members to live on, much less use for any kind of economic development. [continue]
I’ve heard that the land the federal government owns on Gabriola (you know, that huge section of forest along North Road) is being held in reserve by the government for a possible land claims settlement. So who knows what will happen there, but we might find out soon, considering Chief Doug White’s determination to
finally complete the Snuneymuxw’s treaty process while he’s still in office.
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