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BUICK CREEK, B.C. – The Blueberry River First Nations issued a statement describing recent developments in the legal and governance disputes within the First Nations.

According to a release Friday, three documents were released on the BRFN website and all members and interested parties are encouraged to review the documents.

The three main points clarified in the statement are:

With respect to the previously mentioned matters, Blueberry River First Nations issued the following statement:

“Our Nation has been caught up in constant legal and governance disputes for well over a year now, which has not helped our members one bit. On June 29th of this year, our Nation won the biggest court victory in our history, which confirmed that our treaty rights have been unlawfully impacted by industrial development in our territory. That decision, which consumed almost all of the Chief’s time in July, changes the way business will be done in Treaty 8 territory and will have lasting benefits for all of our members and future generations. While certain of our members are concerned about their own financial self-interest ars a result of the coming changes, our focus must be on building on that historic victory, with the help of our legal team, for the benefit of all our members. We hope every single Council member will join us in that effort.”

According to the release, a further statement will follow in the coming weeks.

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