MLA FIRST NATIONS STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Federal government along with Federal courts have recently ruled in favour of first nations gaining access to parts of their traditional territories as land in fee simple terms. It is because of these rulings that the Provincial government is now working with first nations across the Province to identify parcels of land that that could be utilized for future and current land transfers.

In the Northeastern part of British Columbia, we also have Site C that is presently under construction and could also see some lands being transferred to First Nations as a result of some of their traditional territory being lost to flooding of the valley for the project and all other crown tenures, and resident interests.