North Vancouver, BC – Cuts to the provincial treaty negotiation budget run are an unfortunate sign of the low priority the provincial government has placed on resolving treaties in good faith, according to leaders of the First Nations Summit.

“A 20 million-dollar cut and 33% staff reduction to the BC treaty negotiation budget is an unfortunate indicator of the low priority being placed on treaty negotiations by the current provincial government”, said Grand Chief Edward John, a member of the Summit’s political executive.

“The courts have told the provincial government to negotiate in good faith, but cutting back on meaningful treaty negotiations is a step backward,” he added.

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