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Tla’amin Nation finalize treaty with B.C., Canada


Tla’amin First Nation band council members with final agreement.

Treaty confirms Tla’amin control of 8,000 hectares near Powell River

CBC News, April 5, 2016

After more than 20 years of negotiation, the Tla’amin First Nation has implemented a treaty that gives it control of its traditional territory around Powell River, B.C.

It means the community of more than 1,000 people are no longer governed by the Federal Indian Act and has the power to design its own laws and make its own land-use decisions. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. chief seeks to remove blockade at treaty office

CBC News/The Canadian Press, June 18, 2012

Tla’amin First Nation Chief Clint Williams says a court injunction application is in the works to remove a protest blockade at a treaty office near Powell River, B.C.

Aboriginal protesters from the First Nation also known as Sliammon who are upset with a proposed treaty used vehicles on the weekend to prevent fellow band members from voting on a land-claims treaty with the provincial and federal governments. Read the rest of this entry

Sliammon anti-treaty protestors shut down vote

Tla’amin band members barricade Salish Centre

Members of the Sliammon blockade treaty vote, June 16, 2012.

by Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, Saturday, June 16, 2012

About a dozen Tla’amin (Sliammon) First Nation members have blocked the Salish Centre, where a treaty vote was set to take place today.
The protestors have placed vehicles in front of the doors, preventing anyone from going into the building. Read the rest of this entry