Posted by: Bob Payne | August 14, 2011

Taku River Tlingit First Nation Balances Stewardship with Development in Historic Deal with B.C.

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) and the province of British Columbia have hammered out an agreement that will allow for both Native stewardship of ancestral lands, and responsible economic development in partnership with industry. The Atlin Taku Land Use Plan, coming as it does after years of strife between the Tlingit and the province, is earning kudos from everyone, from aboriginal leaders, to Canadian authorities, to the mining industry and even environmental groups. It’s being hailed as potentially precedent-setting, and a model for other First Nations.

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