It’s Never About “Rights.” Just Land And Money, Baby

Victoria Times Colonist – Amnesty International has thrown its support behind a Vancouver Island First Nations treaty group in a land-rights battle that has gone international…

The treaty group represents more than 6,600 people from the Chemainus First Nation, Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Lyackson First Nation and Penelakut Tribe. The complaint centres on the claim that traditional Hul’qumi’num territory, making up the entire southeast corner of Vancouver Island, was illegally seized in 1884 for the E&N land grant.

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