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Vaughn Palmer: Canada and B.C. will have to make Wet’suwet’en deal public – Vancouver Sun

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202043 Views

VICTORIA — The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs wanted to put the federal and provincial governments on a tight timeline to recognize Aboriginal rights and title.

They got what they wanted.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last week gives the parties just three months to translate the MOU into legal recognition of Wet’suwet’en rights and title.

The first heading in the memorandum is “immediate.”

As in: “Canada, B.C. and the Wet’suwet’en commit to the negotiations described below commencing immediately.”

The agreement “to be negotiated over the next three months” is expected to provide: “Legal recognition that the Wet’suwet’en houses are the Indigenous governing body holding the Wet’suwet’en Aboriginal rights and title in accordance with our Inuk Nuaden.”

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