These lands have been identified to support future job creation, planning and development and allow us new access to land that our community has supported for generations. We are encouraged by the fact that we can now, before a final agreement, start with positive progress. The signing on Sunday morning of the agreement in principle between the people of northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw and the government of B.C. was in the process of being created for 25 years. The nations will own their respective countries of incremental agreement in the form of a royalty and the countries will be incorporated into a final treaty as the implementing countries of the treaty. Chef Helen Henderson of Canim Lake called the event a « stop boxing, » a chance to celebrate 25 years of hard work before starting final contract negotiations.

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