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Doig River, Blueberry River sign historic Treaty Land Entitlement

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Blueberry River and Doig River First Nations gathered Monday to sign a historic treaty land entitlement agreement more than 20 years in the making, settling land debts still owed from the signing of Treaty 8. 

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Tse’K’wa cave field school underway

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new dig at the Tse’K’wa cave in Charlie Lake continues this month, with University of Northern B.C. students and community members from local First Nations already discovering flakes of stone tools through their field school.

It’s the first time in over 30 years that any archaeological research has been conducted at the historic site, picking up where Simon Fraser University professor and bone expert Dr. Jon Driver left off in the 1990s at the beginning of his career.  

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New archaeological dig planned at Charlie Lake cave site

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An ancient cave site at Charlie Lake will go under the shovel for the first time in more than 30 years this spring. 

The Tse’K’wa Heritage Society will host an archaeology field school at the national historic site from May 2 to June 10.

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B.C. pays Blueberry River First Nations $65 million as 195 projects approved before court victory proceed

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Blueberry River First Nations signed an agreement with British Columbia Thursday, outlining first steps toward healing  the land and restoring the nations’ ability to exercise its Treaty 8  Rights, which the province breached by permitting and encouraging  industrial development on a vast scale, according to a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in June.

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