October 4, 2018
After 23 months of negotiating, the shíshálh Nation and the province have signed the first major reconciliation agreement of its kind between the government and an Indigenous community.
The agreement is a “completely new model for true reconciliation in British Columbia,” said shíshálh Nation Chief Warren Paull. He said it “will set the foundation for the next 25 years,” and that the agreement pushes past “obstacles that have caused massive delay, conflict and contention in the past.”
Paull and members of shíshálh Nation council, Premier John Horgan and several ministers attended the Oct. 4 signing in Victoria, which was witnessed by Sunshine Coast-Powell River MLA Nicholas Simons. Also present were representatives from Lehigh Hanson Materials and Interfor, and more than 50 shíshálh community members, stakeholders and politicians.
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