Nisga'a Treaty

NISGA'A TREATY is a formal agreement between the NISGA'A people of the NASS R valley and the provincial and federal governments. It was the first treaty made in BC between government and FIRST NATIONS people since TREATY NO 8 was signed 100 years earlier, and it was made possible by a fundamental change in policy on the part of the provincial government, which in 1991 decided to recognize aboriginal title. As such, it is considered a turning point in relations between aboriginals and...

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