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

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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