UNDRIP`s legislation supports its foundation agreement “as a whole,” Paull said. A pioneering reconciliation agreement between the Sheshelh Nation and B.C. recognizes and respects indigenous titles and rights and supports self-determination and autonomy. The agreement is a commitment to cooperation in protecting the environment and promoting economic opportunities and growth for the Sh-Sh-lh nation and the entire Sechelt region. B.C. worked with the city to actively involve industry stakeholders and local governments in the agreement. The agreement is a “completely new model for true reconciliation in British Columbia,” said the nation`s leader, Warren Paull. He said this “will lay the groundwork for the next 25 years” and that the agreement “will overcome the obstacles that have caused massive delays, conflicts and disputes in the past.” Paull said the 25-year contract was based on a five-year extension. “We hope that 25 years is only the first part, because our idea is that we want to work with the Crown as long as they want to work with us.” The crown will be transferred to three parcels near the existing land near Sh-Sh-lh, which will be used for “economic development, including gravel extraction, as well as for social and cultural purposes,” the press release said.
The country will be evicted in addition to the parcels transferred under a 2016 reconciliation agreement. “Before one of the new land transfers is completed, the province and the city will continue to work with all stakeholders, including industry, farmers and local governments, to generate interest in countries,” Sarah Plank, director of communications for the Department of Aboriginal Relations, said in an email. At the time, John Rustad, then Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, called the reconciliation agreement “first-rate.” The reconciliation agreement may be new, but it dates back to three agreements signed in 2016: an interim forest agreement, an agreement between the government and the government and a reconciliation agreement. The agreement announced the transfer of 288 hectares from the Crown to the urban nation, an annual share of provincial forest revenues of approximately US$480,000 and $100,000 in capacity funding provided by the province. “This agreement is the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is in action as we make progress for reconciliation, self-determination and long-term economic prosperity for the Sheshelh Nation and the entire region.