Tsilhqot’in Nation Declared Title Land
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Tsilhqot’in Nation a declaration of Aboriginal title to a defined area of land located in the South Chilcotin, Cariboo Region of British Columbia. As title holder, the Tsilhqot’in Nation is able to determine use of and control access to the declared title lands. The Nation has announced that the title area is not publicly available for hunting at this time. Other recreational uses, such as hiking and light camping, have previously been authorized by the Tsilhqot’in National Government:
The Province advises hunters not to enter Tsilhqot’in title land for the purpose of hunting. A map of the declared title area is included below with a high resolution map also available.
The Province and the Tsilhqot’in National Government continue to work together to fully understand the scope and implications of the Supreme Court of Canada decision. In February 2016 the B.C. government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation signed the Nenqay Deni Accord. The Accord outlines eight pillars of reconciliation and clarifies the next steps in transitioning the title area to Tsilhqot’in management and control.
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