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“Today, the Indian Act no longer exists in our community”

Those are the words of Tsawwassen chief Kim Baird as the Tsawwassen Treaty takes effect today.

Also:

Will historic treaty turn voters in Tsawwassen? (CTV.ca; April 9, 2009)

This Is Your Day (Minister Strahl’s Notes from Tsawwassen Treaty Celebration; April 3, 2009)

Feds To Sign Maa-nulth Treaty (Westcoaster; April 6 2009)

Historical moment for TFN (South Delta Leader)

First Urban Treaty in B.C. History Takes Effect Today (INAC Press Release)

Historic urban aboriginal treaty takes effect Friday as B.C. election nears (Canadian Press; April 2, 2009)

Now & Everlasting: On April 3, the first modern urban treaty in Canada-between the Tsawwassen First Nation and the government of B.C.-comes into force (Vancouver Magazine, by Terry Glavin; March 26, 2009) See also Glavin’s Blog.

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