Treaty deals include cash, land and fishing rights
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

The British Columbia government has reached tentative treaties with two First Nations.

The Tsawwassen First Nation will get $14 million, commercial fishing rights and double the size of its existing land base under its deal. Taxation and self-governance rights are still being worked out.

The Lheidli T'enneh First Nation will receive $12.8 million, commercial fishing rights and some additional land.

In the 19th century, British Columbia failed to enter into treaties with hundreds of First Nations, leaving land, fishing and other issues up in the air.

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