Most First Nations are in remote locations where natural resource development is the only likely source of economic advancement.
Westbank took investment decisions away from chief and council and gave them to a more independent board.
Next week, Ottawa will make a decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Leasing band land to generate own-source revenue is a crucial factor in First Nation prosperity.
Despite claims to the contrary, B.C. bill does not include First Nation veto over resource development
Bill leaves the vast majority of First Nations under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court’s consultation jurisprudence.
Economic and social progress comes from seizing future opportunities, not from preoccupation with past grievances.