Northwest First Nation reaches compensation settlement with Federal Government

Fifty years ago the government changed the flow of the Bulkley River and with it the economic and cultural purpose for the village of Hagwilget. From a thriving fishery based economy in the late 1950’s the village in the late 1950’s, fell on hard times after the plentiful salmon stocks of the area suddenly no longer were within the grasp of local fishers.

Now with just days to go before the case was to go to trial, a settlement for compensation has been agreed to by the Federal Government which will see 21.5 million dollars transferred to the small village located between Terrace and Smithers…

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