Snuneymuxw joins forces with university
Vancouver Island University and the Snuneymuxw First Nation will co-host a major conference on the pre-Confederation treaties made by the British Crown and First Nations on Vancouver Island from 1850 to 1854.
The conference will be held at VIU in Nanaimo on May 10 and May 11, 2012, and is expected to attract more than 200 participants from across Canada.
The conference will also include a public education and information program in Nanaimo.
The aim of the program will be to inform the public about the pre-Confederation treaties, and to have a dialogue on what the treaties mean today.