Canadian government, Snuneymuxw celebrate $49M settlement

Thu. Oct. 26/17

The largest specific claim settlement in the province’s history was celebrated by the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the federal government Tuesday.

Carolyn Bennett, Canadian minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs was at the Snuneymuxw administration building where she helped mark the signing of a $49-million settlement agreement and committed to a different way of working with the First Nation.

Last year, the Snuneymuxw voted to accept a settlement agreement with Canada over its 79-Acre Claim along the Newcastle Channel, unlawfully taken in the 1880s.

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