The B.C. government has signed the latest in a series of resource sharing agreements with First Nations — this one involving three bands in northeast B.C.
The agreements will see the Doig River, West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations consult and collaborate with the government, on land and resource use, including forestry and oil and gas.
Under the agreements, the three Treaty Eight members get 17 million dollars.
Prophet River First Nation Chief, Lynette Tsakoza, says the agreements will help aboriginal people share, in the economic wealth of their traditional territory.
So does Aboriginal Relations Minister George Abbott….
In addition, to the aforementioned 17 million, the deal also provides annual revenue-sharing payments for 15 years, up to as much as 10 million dollars each year.