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Tahltan Nation in BC signs historic agreement under the Declaration Act – APTN News

Jun 08, 2022

Tahltan Central Government President Chad Norman Day says the signing is the first consent-based agreement under the Declaration of The Rights of Indigenous People’s Act with the province of British Columbia.

“I am deeply honoured that we are the first indigenous group in British Columbia that did a signing agreement like this,” he shared.

In a press release, Norman Day added that reconciliation requires ongoing innovation.

“Reconciliation is not achieved with just one step,” he said in a news release June 3. “It requires ongoing innovation, collaboration and leaning into discomfort.

“For the Tahltan people, strengthening and preserving our culture, values and independence is why we keep pushing forward on this journey.”

Tahltan territory is located in northern B.C.; it makes up 11 per cent of the province.

The government started negotiations with the Tahltan in the summer of 2021.

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