The provincial government says they are confident that they are going in the right direction to build stable economic, political, and community partnerships with the Tsilhqot’in people having now made some interim decisions within Tsilhqot’in Title Land.
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, John Rustad says considering it was just a short year and a half ago both sides were in Court fighting each other on the issue of land title, they have come a long way.
Interim understandings and practices in place for 2015 are:
- maintaining emergency and wildfire response and road maintenance,
- private property owners and current tenure holders to access the Title lands, and
- existing guide outfitters to operate in areas within and overlapping the Title lands.
A letter of understanding was signed between the provincial government, Tsilhqot’in Nation and Xeni Gwet’in on September 10th of last year to explore how to implement the June 26th historical Supreme Court of Canada Title ruling.