Over 4,700 hectares returned to Coast Tsimshian

The B.C. and federal governments have settled with 22 aboriginal groups to return land they lost as a result of a royal commission into native reserves completed in 1916.

The so-called “cut-off lands” date back to the McKenna-McBride Royal Commission into the size of reserves, from 1912 to 1916. B.C. agreed to negotiations in 1977, and it has taken 30 years to get to a settlement.

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