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B.C. Treaty Commission Urges First Nations To Resolve overlapping land claims – Huffington Post Canada


VANCOUVER – Despite the glacial pace of negotiations, the British Columbia treaty process remains a viable option for First Nations to pursue self-determination, says the provincial treaty commission.

But commissioner Sophie Pierre said Tuesday that overlapping land claims are an ongoing and thorny issue for negotiations.

“We have consistently identified overlapping claims as one of the biggest challenges that a First Nation, reaching final agreement, must overcome,” Pierre said in the commission’s annual report.

It’s a barrier to more than treaties, she added in an interview.

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