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New Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in Similkameen Valley announced – Global News

April 28, 2022

The Syilx people of the Similkameen Valley announced the designation of a new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in their territory.

On Thursday, nation members, elders and government representatives gathered with community members to witness the signing of the Ashnola Declaration.

“I was so happy to see representation from the south come up. We are family and for them to be able to come up and travel to be here today, that means a lot to us,” said Lower Similkameen Indian Band chief Keith Crow.

“And then for our neighbours from the west, neighbours from the east, in the north, we know them all, and for them to be here and witness, it means a lot.”

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