This is quote from FN regarding recent "agreement" with copper mountain mine (CUM.TO) Unfortunately Russ is going to have to cave to something similar to get this project off the ground!
Chief Mitchell also pointed out that "while our people do not acknowledge the authority of the provincial government within our territorial area of responsibility, the acknowledgement by Copper Mountain of our asserted Aboriginal Title to the land and of our cultural, environmental, social and economic interests, together with a commitment by the British Columbia government, in the spirit of the New Relationship, to negotiate a Economic Community Development Agreement with the USIB through the sharing of mineral tax revenues in respect of this project specifically, has created the opening which allowed this day to unfold as it has. It also helps that the agreement with Copper Mountain has the flexibility built in to allow us to explore creative approaches to resolving issues as the project unfolds."
"Chief Mitchel" apparently claims to have overriding control over the entire province of BC !... It is amazing that a 97% majority allows itself to be held hostage by a non productive 3%minority of freeloading extortionists ! The time for normalizing these FN elements is long overdue