Gustafsen Lake

GUSTAFSEN LAKE lies at the end of a dirt road in rolling ranch land west of 100 MILE HOUSE in the CARIBOO. It burst into the headlines in Aug 1995 when a group of aboriginal activists and sympathizers occupied property belonging to a local rancher beside the lake, insisting it had spiritual significance and claiming ownership. The dispute escalated into an armed confrontation with RCMP and came to symbolize the tense relations between aboriginals and non-aboriginals in BC. People were shot at...

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