British Colombia politics affecting Native Canadians

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New Democratic Party sides with corporations in British Colombia clash over native land rights
By Marcel Hatch, Freedom Socialist, [22 June 1995]. This spring the Upper Nicola Band blockaded roads leading to British Columbia's largest cattle spread, Douglas Lake Ranch, which encircles traditional Native fishing sites. The ranch is owned by the Woodward's retailing dynasty. By law, ranch owners are supposed to respect the band's right to fish in its accustomed places. NAFTA pressure.
SCOC ruling could slow BC treaty talks
By Greg Joyce, Vancouver Sun 13 December 1997. A major land claims ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada could slow the already turtle-like pace of treaty negotiations in British Columbia. The Delgamuukw ruling reaffirms the concept of aboriginal title and rights for natives. The consultation provision might prove troublesome given the multi-party style that is part of the B.C. Treaty Commission talks.
New Deal for Indians in British Columbia
By Mark Bourrie, IPS, 6 August 1998. The Canadian government has signed a landmark treaty deal with the Nisga'a First Nation of northern British Columbia giving Indians self-government and control of a huge area of forests and mountains.
Aboriginal council created, priorities set
CUPEB, 1 March 2004. About 130 participants rolled up their sleeves over the weekend to found CUPE BC's aboriginal council and to exchange views on what it needs to do to give voice to CUPE's aboriginal members across British Columbia.