From Conflict to Collaboration: the Tla’amin — Powell River Experience

The coastal town of Powell River shares several similarities with other rural communities in BC. Powell River was established and grew next to a historical First Nations community – in this case on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin Nation.  The town’s economic growth and expansion was primarily due to a heavy reliance on the forest industry.  And…

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Government-to-Government Partnerships Benefit All Stakeholders


Government-to-government partnerships are increasingly important for the well-being of rural British Columbians. The following brief overview provides some examples of government-to-government agreements, involving First Nations and adjacent municipalities, leading to positive benefits for all stakeholders. Kitselas and Kitsumkalum First Nations, and the City of Terrace The Challenge Economic development progress between local governments and neighbouring First…

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