NEWS RELEASE · 4th December 2012
Tla-o-qui-aht FN Treaty
Editors Note: Just another example of news that doesn't get into the mainstream media. If the vote had been the other way?
November 30, 2012
The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (formerly referred to as the Clayoquot), are a Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation in Canada. They live on ten reserves along the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. They are part of the Nootka Confederacy and governed by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. Their primary economic activities are fishing and tourism.
Clayoquot Sound is located on the western coast of Vancouver Island, north of Tofino.
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations community members have voted against the Agreement-In-Principle.
In total, 269 ballots were cast by members from Seattle, Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Tofino. 58% opposed the agreement, and 42% voted in support of the AIP.
We thank all TFN members for taking the time to get informed and participate in this important process.
The objective of our negotiations is to build a strong future for our community that restores our historic rights, creates economic opportunity and protects our lands and resources. We believed the AIP was a tool to achieve this objective.
Although we are disappointed with the outcome, we have listened, and will now take the necessary time to meet with the leadership to determine what the next step will be.