“The basis of this agreement will lay the groundwork for a joint decision on land use in the Sheshelh region. It will establish land-use planning processes and effective consultation on resources, especially forestry, in the territory of Sheshelh and will mark the beginning of relations between cultures and communities,” Horgan said at the signing. The reconciliation agreement may be new, but it dates back to three agreements signed in 2016: an interim forest agreement, an agreement between the government and the government and a reconciliation agreement. The agreement announced the transfer of 288 hectares from the Crown to the urban nation, an annual share of provincial forest revenues of approximately US$480,000 and $100,000 in capacity funding provided by the province. As part of the agreement, a series of “new decision-making structures” creates a working relationship between government and government between the nation and the province. For example, in the agreement are incorporated into the joint implementation and advisory committees, Paull said coast reporter after the ceremony. A “very robust” dispute resolution mechanism was also introduced in the agreement. At the time, John Rustad, then Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, called the reconciliation agreement “first-rate.” B.C. allocates approximately $36 million to support land purchases and implementation costs. Funds for forestry implementation and initiatives will be distributed in the first five years of the Agreement, while both parties anticipate the evolution of the agreement to include other types of land and resource choices. “This agreement is the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is in action as we make progress for reconciliation, self-determination and long-term economic prosperity for the Sheshelh Nation and the entire region.
We are proud to be with the Shehelh and honour their ties to their Swiya, which will strengthen the exciting work we are doing together,” said Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation After 23 months of negotiations, the Shesheh Nation and the province have signed the first major reconciliation agreement of its kind between the government and an indigenous community. Home ” shishalh Nation and BC sign the pioneering B.C. has worked with sh-shelh to actively involve industry stakeholders and local governments in the agreement. The agreement is a “completely new model for true reconciliation in British Columbia,” said the nation`s leader, Warren Paull. He said this “will lay the groundwork for the next 25 years” and that the agreement “will overcome the obstacles that have caused massive delays, conflicts and disputes in the past.” The agreement covers land transfers, economic and socio-cultural investments and “long-term joint commitments,” as indicated in a communication from the Ministry of Relations and Reconciliation.