Transitioning Tsilhqo’tin Title Land from the provincial government to the Tsilhqo’tin Nation is taking another step forward.
The Tsilhqo’tin is opening eight recreation sites within the title area.
Six of those sites have already been under Xeni Gwet’in management for the past ten years.
The sites are open now until November 30th, and will receive regular maintenance between May 15th and October 1st.
Chief Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation says while they’re negotiating the transition with the province, they want to keep the parks running as smooth as possible.
He also says there are many people who are leaseholders or run businesses on title land.
Where before they had to get their permits from the province, they’re now negotiating how to transition that to the Tsilhqo’tin Nation.
The recreation sites now run by the Tsilhqo’tin Nation are:
- Chaunigan Lake Recreation Site
- Chilko-Taseko Junction Recreation Site
- Choelquoit Lake Recreation Site
- Cochin Lake Recreation Site
- Vedan Lake Recreation Site
- Tsuniah Lake Bay Recreation Site
- Tatlayoko Lake Northeast Recreation Site
- Big Lake Recreation Site