Tsawwassen chief receives gift from BC Hydro
The Tsawwassen First Nations Treaty came into effect on April 3, 2009. And in recognition of the historic agreement, Tsawwassen Chief Kim Baird has received a commemorative plaque from BC Hydro.
On August 6, BC Hydro Chair Dan Doyle presented Chief Baird with the glass plaque, which is inscribed with the preamble to the Declaration of Tsawwassen Identity and Nationhood, written in English and Tsawwassen’s traditional language, Hul’q’umi’num. The plaque will be displayed in the Tsawwassen government office.
The Tsawwassen Band became the Tsawwassen Government on April 3 through the first modern treaty negotiated under the British Columbia treaty process. The treaty provides Tsawwassen First Nation with 724 hectares of land and settlements funds to help build its future. Tsawwassen First Nation has the ability to make laws over its lands and its people.
Chief Kim Baird was appointed to BC Hydro’s Board of Directors on April 10, 2008. In June 2009, Tsawwassen First Nation became a BC Hydro Key Account customer. BC Hydro looks forward to continuing its relationship with Tsawwassen First Nation.
For more information about the treaty, please contact Lyle Viereck, BC Hydro's director of Aboriginal Relations & Negotiations.