Moving forward with transitioning Tsilhqot’in Title Lands from Provincial management to Tsilhqot’in management and control, the Tsilhqot’in National Government will be opening eight recreation sites within the Title Area for the enjoyment of all visitors.
Chief Roger William says their elders and people fought for their land to recognized as their own.
“Now that we have this, we want to ensure it is shared in a sustainable and respectful manner-a manner that our ancestors would be proud of.”
The following recreation sites will be open to the public from now until November 30, 2015, and receive regular maintenance between May 15, 2015, and October 1, 2015:
· Chaunigan Lake Recreation Site
· Chilko-Taseko Junction Recreation Site
· Choelquoit Lake Recreation Site
· Cochin Lake Recreation Site
· Vedan Lake North Recreation Site
· Tsuniah Lake Bay Recreation Site
· Tatlayoko Lake Northeast Recreation Site
· Big Lake Recreation Site
Visitors are asked to respect Tsilhqot’in laws, namely the Nemiah Declaration, while within Tsilhqot’in Title land.
Information signs marking entry points to the Title area are expected to be put up soon.