Letter of Understanding Signing with Canada

Thu. Sep. 12/19

August 27, 2019 - 3:30pm

Vancouver Island University extends heartfelt congratulations to Snuneymuxw First Nation on the signing of an historic Letter of Understanding (LOU) with the Government of Canada. The LOU commits both parties “to move forward together to renew and strengthen the historic treaty relationship and take the next step on meaningful reconciliation of governance and rights of the Snuneymuxw peoples.”

For more details, please see the Government of Canada media release and this video featuring statements from Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Michael Wyse; Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; VIU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deb Saucier; Paul Manly, MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith; Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo; and Leonard Krog, Mayor of Nanaimo.