Simpcw First Nation urges Province to “come to the table in a good way”

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring. (North Thompson Star/Journal file photo)

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On Oct. 31, days after Bill 41, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, was introduced in the BC legislature, Simpcw First Nation (Simpcw) issued a warning to other Indigenous Nations in the Province: “it’s likely lip service – nothing has changed”.

A recent press release from Simpcw states, “Minister Doug Donaldson (Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development) is expected to make his decision to approve Interfor’s purchase of Canfor’s forestry assets within Simpcw Territory for a price of $60 million. 

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Source: Clearwater Times

 

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