"Aboriginal affairs may quickly rise to the top of the agenda for British Columbia's next premier." That's what The Globe and Mail's Robert Matas reported today in an article citing the Skeetchestn Indian Band and the Tsilhqot'in National Government's concerns that they're not getting a fair shake from businesses operating on their territory. In light of those concerns, it's worth noting Christy Clark was to have fulsomely responded to a letter from First Nations groups requesting comment from the provincial Liberal leadership candidates on what they'd do for British Columbia's aboriginal people should they win government. In that letter, Ms. Clark promised to establish an aboriginal business/investment council and have regular meetings with First Nations leaders among other initiatives.
March 1, 2011