Vancouver, BC — Another First Nation is dissatisfied with a treaty offer tabled by the governments of BC and Canada.

The Sliammon First Nation expressed disappointment and frustration with the initial joint treaty offer tabled by the provincial and federal governments today in Sliammon. Chief Denise Smith said “The offer is incomplete and not acceptable to the Sliammon people. It only reflects the narrow government mandates and it disregards the interests Sliammon put forward.”

The Sliammon offer is the latest joint offer tabled by BC and Canada that has proved unsatisfactory to a First Nation negotiating a treaty. In mid January a joint offer was tabled with the Snuneymuxw First Nation which drew a strong negative reaction from the First Nation. Joint offers have also been made to the Ditidaht/Pacheedaht, In-SHUCK-ch/ N’Quat’qua, Gitanyow and Sechelt treaty tables.