Tsawwassen First Nation’s real-estate development an emancipation from the past – Globe and Mail

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Tsawwassen First Nation’s real-estate development an emancipation from the past

Globe and Mail Update
Published Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

The Tsawwassen First Nation is right to have embarked on ambitious real-estate developments, on its lands in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In a vote last week, 97 per cent supported this adaptation to the modern economy.

It amounts to a reversal of centuries of colonialism. This aboriginal community will be the landlords of numerous non-aboriginal businesses and households. It has become – among other things – a capitalist enterprise that will bring into being residential subdivisions with many types of housing, two large shopping malls, and an industrial park adjacent to the port of Vancouver – all this on less than half of the TFN’s 724 hectares.

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