Federal government comes to terms on five native land claims

Posted: June 26, 2007 in BC, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Land claims, Natives

The federal government has settled five specific B.C. first nation land claims worth a total of $7 million, Federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice announced Monday

The two largest settlements are with Skeechestn Band near Kamloops, which receives $4.8 million from Ottawa for failure by the Department of Indian Affairs to enforce a land improvement project by a private developer, and a railway trespass on its reserve.

Other settlements are with the first nations Oregon Jack Creek, southwest of Cache Creek, Osoyoos in the Okanagan, and Mamalilikulla Que Qwa Sotem on Vancouver Island.

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