The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council says it is looking forward to dealing with the NDP government.
Tribal Chief Terry Teegee says the council is ready to resume working with the government and is very pleased John Horgan has said the New Democrats have committed themselves to action and setting the respectful standard of treatment of indigenous peoples. Teegee adds he noted premier hogan has emphasized that the time for change is now and reconciliation is a priority of the government.
Teegee says the council is looking forward to dealing with the newly installed forest minister Doug Donaldson, Michelle Mungall the energy and mines minister, Scott Fraser who is in charge of the indigenous relations portfolio, George Heyman who is the environment minister and advanced education and training minister Melanie Mark.
On the part of the tribal council, Teegee says they are ready to resume government to government talks, noting it is the council’s top priority. He says on the table are the issues of decision making, revenue sharing, economic development and community based social development and education. Teegee adds they are looking forward to dealing with the education minister Rob Flemming in order to tackle issues that developed during the 16 years of liberal reign.
Teegee also points to negotiating a final treaty agreement, implementation of the truth and reconciliation commission’s call to action and dealing with the fallout from the Ts’ilhqot’in vs B.C. Supreme court ruling.