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Federal government reaches ‘significant’ land claim settlement with B.C. First Nation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 1:57 PM | By Ian Burns

A land claim agreement between the federal government and a B.C. First Nation which was dispossessed of its land in the 19th century is being called “significant” due to its size and scope.

Robert Hamilton, University of Calgary faculty of lawThe settlement between Canada and the Snuneymuxw First Nation deals with the 79-Acre Reserve specific claim, a historical grievance respecting former reserve land in the city of Nanaimo, which was improperly taken from the First Nation's land base sometime after 1862.

“This settlement agreement demonstrates that...