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COMOX - Chief Ernie Hardy of the K'ómoks First Nation, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and the Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, signed an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) today under the B.C. Treaty Process.
The AIP lays a framework for final negotiations toward a legally binding treaty.
"The signing of the K'ómoks First Nation Agreement-in-Principle demonstrates that the B.C. treaty process is producing results," said Minister Duncan. "The K'ómoks First Nation Agreement-in-Principle is a key step toward a treaty, which will provide the basis for the K'ómoks First Nation to build a new future for its community, bringing change and new economic opportunities to the First Nation, as well as to the regions along the east coast of Vancouver Island."
"K'ómoks First Nation has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has successful business operations on Vancouver Island. A treaty will bring increased certainty on the land ...