After Thursday’s meeting was deferred due to overcapacity, the PRRD voted in favour of withdrawing their support for Treaty Land Sharing Networks.
Source: Energetic City.ca
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting was deferred due to overcapacity, the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) voted in favour of withdrawing their letter of support for the concept of Treaty Land Sharing Networks.
The PRRD voted to withdraw their support “until Scion Strategies Ltd is able to describe the concept in detail, has provided answers to landowners about the concept, and has held meetings with landowners regarding the idea and demonstrates support from the landowners and interested parties.”
The decision was made before the public and Scion Strategies Ltd had a chance to reconvene in the rescheduled meeting and address the concept further.
The purpose of Treaty Land Sharing is to honour the intent of the original Treaties by sharing the land for mutual benefit while connecting farmers and ranchers with Indigenous people by providing safe and respectful access to their land. Treaty Land Sharing is a voluntary process with the sole intention of building relationships between local First Nations and landholders who choose to participate.
Thursday morning’s committee of the whole meeting, hosted at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre, was packed to the brim with Peace region residents sharing concerns over the concept and looking for answers.
The atmosphere was thick with tension during the meeting, with continuous uproar from the crowd of residents. The amount of attendees broke capacity, causing the meeting’s shutdown due to fire safety regulations.
Generally, a committee of the whole meeting is held for less formal discussion about a concept or idea, with the purpose of providing information to local government and the public. Final decisions are not made at these meetings.
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