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June 6, 2022
VICTORIA – The British Columbia government says it has entered a first-of-its-kind “consent-based” agreement with a First Nation over land use, changing the way resource projects move forward in its territory.
The agreement with the Tahltan Central Government affects how decisions are made as part of the environmental assessment process for the Eskay Creek mining project, but the province said the shared intent is to create a model for sustainable mining and environmental standards.
Premier John Horgan announced the agreement Monday, saying it represents a “true partnership” between the Tahltan and the province that recognizes the nation’s rights and title.
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