July 23, 2009

B.C. First Nations unhappy with “new relationship” to provincial government

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Ownership of about 90 percent of the province of British Columbia is in dispute because of aboriginal land claims. After four years of trying to develop a “new relationship” with the provincial government under the Recognition and Reconciliation Act, First Nations leaders are growing impatient with Premier Gordon Campbell, according to a story today in the Globe and Mail by Justine Hunter. The native leaders are suspicious that Campbell may be stringing them along to buy peace until after the 2010 Olympics are over.

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