A BC First Nations leader in the Chilcotin says in order to move forward, people in the region need to understand each other and work together.
It’s with that aim that the Vice Chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government Chief Roger William and others continued public meetings in Tatla Lake last Friday to discuss the details and implementation of the Tsilhqoti’n decision.
The landmark Supreme Court of Canada judgement granted the Tsilhqot’in title to 1750 square kilometres in the region.
William says the Tsilhqot’in want to coexist with residents that have made the title area their home, but he realizes there are some concerns from about the court decision.
William says people have chosen the Chilcotin as a place to settle because they love the region and he says he believes the Tsilhqot’in share some of the same values as the residents.
He says meetings with area residents and government will continue.