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Metro Vancouver Challenging Musqueam Land Deal

The directors of Metro Vancouver are taking the province of British Columbia to court over the recent transfer of land to the Musqueam Nation (Coast Salish; Vancouver). Rationale: “Metro Vancouver fully supports provincial efforts to achieve reconciliation with the Musqueam people and other First Nations communities,” said Board Chair Lois Jackson. “This legislation, however, sets […]

Part Two of Harcourt on the Treaty Process

Part Two of Vaughn Palmer’s conversation with Mike Harcourt is in today’s Vancouver Sun (or here). The slow pace of treaties has more to do with “wilful native ignorance” of the full meaning of recent court decisions than it does with resistance by the government. Gist: Apart from the failure to grasp what the courts […]