B.C. reaches revenue sharing, land management deals with McLeod Lake Indian Band

VICTORIA-The chief of a northeast British Columbia First Nation says revenue-sharing and land-management agreements reached with the province will ensure future prosperity for his people. Chief Harley Chingee of the McLeod Lake Indian Band says the agreements will benefit today’s members while providing healthy lands for future generations. Chingee made the comments Wednesday at a news conference at the B.C. legislature flanked by three B.C. government cabinet ministers. He says McLeod Lake will work collaboratively with the government and the area’s Treaty 8 Nations, most of which have signed similar agreements with the province. The Water, Land and Resource Stewardship Ministry says in a statement the revenue-sharing agreement will assess and manage the impacts of industrial development while assuring certainty to industries working within McLeod Lake territories. The government statement…

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