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Tla-o-qui-aht Celebrate New Reserve

Published: September 13, 2009, Author: AngelSupport

"It's a ground-breaking ground breaking," beamed Tla-o-qui-aht council member Elmer Frank as he dug a ceremonial shovel into the dirt of his First Nations' new reservation.

"The development of Ty Histaniis is unique because it's the first time the Government of Canada has allowed lands to come out of a park, it's the largest single funding Indian Affairs has ever done in the Pacific Region, and it returns a part of our homeland almost 100 years after it was taken from us."

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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