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Booklet 8 -Kitsumkalum Parks and Planning

 

There are no parks or protected areas within the Kitsumkalum Treaty Settlement Lands. The parks and protected areas discussed in this booklet and the Parks and Planning chapter in the Final Agreement are those that are within the Kitsumkalum Area, as shown on the map. 

As part of the overall development of the Northern BC, the provincial government conducts public planning processes. A public planning process can be established to determine how an area can be used. 

We will have a Treat defined right to participate in any plublic planning processes that BC establishes within the Kitsumkalum Area. We can also propose a public planning process.

We can make proposals and bring matters forward in planning processes that we think are important.

If BC does not accept our proposal, they will meet with us and provide written reasons.

Other Public Processes
We can participate in future programs and services or processes that BC develops, such as watersheds, benefit sharing and economic oppurtunities. 

We can propose to create new parks or other protected areas in the Kitsumkalum Area. BC has the authority over park creation and would need to agree to any new parks. Our Government and BC will also negotiate possible planning, management and economic oppurtunities within parks in the Kitsumkalum Area. If a park needs a management plan, BC may establish a process to get public input on what should be in the management plan and how the park should be managed. We can participate in this process and provide recommendations on draft public management plans.

If we want to create a park on Kitsumkalum Lands, we can either do it on our own or negotiate an agreement with BC for joint management of the park. We can still exercise our rights to hunt wildlife and migratory birds, and gather plants in parks and protected areas, unless there is a protective measure put in place to protect a species or for the public safety. Our governement will be consulted on any matters that will affect our right to hunt, fish and gather plants, such as the creation of a new park, management planning or change in park use within the Kitsumkalum Area. 

National Park and National Historic Site Establishment

Canada will consult with us prior to establishing a National Park or National Historic Site in the Kitsumkalum Area. Our Government and Canada will also be required to have an agreement on planning and management of National Parks in the Kitsumkalum Area.

We will have the same hunting and gathering rights in National Parks in the Kitsumkalum Area as we do in provincial parks. If may be required by Canada to negotiate conditions on our hunting and gathering rights.