This has been in the making for decades. Dead Man’s Island alone has been in dispute since the 80’s. Since I’ve always had my eye on it for my Bond Villain Lair, I know these things.
VANCOUVER – A B.C. First Nation is taking the federal and provincial governments to court for two billion dollars and a massive land claim.
The small Hwlitsum First Nation is laying claim to parts of the Gulf Islands, Southern Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, including Stanley Park. In the notice of claim filed in court, it states the “Aboriginal rights and title are including, but not limited to, lands in and around TI’uqtinus village, Xway Xway, Hwlitsum, including all lands at Brunswick Point, Westham Island and all or some of the lands at Salt Spring Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, Galiano Island, Saturna Island, North and South Pender Island, Mayne Island, the San Juan Islands, the Lamalcha portions of Penelakut Island, Lummi and other locations throughout their traditional territory, including Musqueam, Chemainus and Coquitlam.”
They say more than 100 years ago they lost their land when it was shelled by…
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