MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 21, 2024 Global News – Ottawa reaches $59M settlement with Matsqui First Nation for 1909 land seizure

🌟 PROOF OF STOLEN LANDS: Matsqui First Nation Settlement with Ottawa 🌟

The Fraser Valley Metis Association stands in solidarity with Matsqui First Nation as they reach a historic settlement with the federal government. This agreement marks a significant step towards reconciliation and justice for the Matsqui community, whose lands were unjustly taken away.

The announcement of this settlement underscores the undeniable truth that Indigenous lands across Turtle Island were stolen through colonization and unjust government policies. It serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing impacts of colonialism and the urgent need for meaningful action towards reconciliation.

As allies in the fight for Indigenous rights and sovereignty, we commend Matsqui First Nation for their resilience and perseverance in pursuing justice. We call on all levels of government to honor their commitments to Indigenous Peoples and work towards true reconciliation based on respect, recognition, and restitution.

#StolenLands #ReconciliationNow #IndigenousRights #Solidarity

Link to the news article: Matsqui First Nation Settlement with Ottawa

Global News: “Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree and Matsqui First Nation Chief Alice McKay jointly announced the settlement, compensating for the federal government’s taking of land in 1908 for the Vancouver Power Company right-of-way.

The federal Indigenous relations minister was in Abbotsford to provide details on the $59-million compensation deal for the Matsqui First Nation. The Fraser Valley First Nation says what once was a 3800-hectare reserve has been reduced by 99 percent over the past 150 years.”


Ottawa reaches $59M settlement with Matsqui First Nation for 1909 land seizure