First Nations Property Ownership Act

Why Do B.C. First Nations Fear This Man's Ideas?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Imagine a piece of land. For millennia, it gives you everything you need. Your family farms it, hunts on it, fishes and traps on it. Then one day,...

Can You Tell this First Nations Act From The '60s Version?

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

Recently, the government has proposed the First Nations Property Ownership Act (FNPOA). I think that people need to take another look at the 1969 White Paper and ask themselves if anything really has changed. In fact, the introduction is the same in both papers (save for some PC language changes). So pardon me if I'm skeptical in the extreme of a plan that was virulently opposed by First Nations when it was first proposed in 1969, and let's call it what it really is: White Paper Lite.