For Tsawwassen First Nation, development is the name of the game – Globe and Mail

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For Tsawwassen First Nation, development is the name of the game

ROD MICKLEBURGH
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 05, 2012

The landmark 2009 agreement between government and the Tsawwassen First Nation was rightly hailed as the country’s first modern urban treaty.

Unlike many native groups who occupy relatively isolated areas, surrounded by forested Crown land, Tsawwassen natives are hemmed in by a coal port, a ferry terminal and the municipality of Delta.

When they sneeze, other residents of the Lower Mainland can catch cold. Now, we are beginning to learn what that means.

Long gone are hunting, gathering and the old ways of aboriginal life. The new name of the game is development.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/rod-mickleburgh/for-tsawwassen-first-nation-development-is-the-name-of-the-game/article2293328/

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