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Nisga’a and Tahltan Nations sign Memorandum of Understanding

Nisga’a and Tahltan Nations sign Memorandum of Understanding

Two Northwest BC First Nations say they plan to work together so that they both benefit.

The Nisga’a and Tahltan signed a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony Tuesday.

The agreement, built on the historic 1898 peace treaty between the nations, commits them to cooperate in order maximize employment, training, contracting, and procurement opportunities from resource development.

Nisga’a Lisims Government President H Mitchell Stevens says while they can’t change the past, they can have a hand in shaping the future.

The Nisga’a Lisims Government says the MOU sets out their “intentions of Tahltan and the Nisga’a Nation to establish an ongoing Nation-to-Nation relationship to address issues of mutual interest or concern, at a government-to-government level.”

Tahltan Central Council President Chad Norman Day says both the Tahltan and Nisga’a can learn from each other and benefit through cooperation.

The MOU was signed in the Nisga’a Village of Gitlaxt’aamiks as part of the Nisga’a Nation Special Assembly.

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