A large chunk of farmland on southern Vancouver Island has been returned to the Tsartlip First Nation after a historicThe tweet, which include?agreement?with the B.C. government.
On Dec. 16, the Tsartlip took possession of the formerThe handling o?Woodwynn Farm, a 78-hectare property on the Saanich Peninsula?once used by the nation for gathering medicines,?hunting?and ceremonial practices. It is immediately adjacent to Tsartlip First Nation’s only reserve and significantly expands the size of its?territory.
“It’s really a doubling,” said Chief Don Tom in an interview on CBC’s On The Island.
According to Tom, the reserve is about 196 acres and the additional lands will add about 193 acresThe province will continue to ease restrictions based on public health indicators and when 75 per cent of residents age 12 and over have received two doses. It will also put an end t, including a creek he said nation members hope to rehabilitate for fishing purposes.
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