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Malahat FN joins 4 other Island nations in treaty agreement

Five Vancouver Island First Nations have signed an agreement in principle with the provincial and federal governments are part of ongoing treaty negotiations.

The agreement with the Malahat, Snaw-Naw-As, Songhees, Beecher Bay, Gordon Planes, and T’Sou-ke First Nations includes the transfer of title to more than 15-hundred hectares of Crown land.

The five will also share in 142 million dollars in funding.

The Agreement-in-Principle covers issues that included governance, taxation and lands and a process for the transition to self-government.

Incremental Treaty Agreements signed in 2013 allowed for the early transfer of some the land.

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Malahat Chief Michael Harry calls the agreement another building block in a truly new relationship between the Malahat and the people of British Columbia and Canada.

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