Friday, September 25, 2009

The Declaration Of The Lillooet Tribe-May 10, 1911

Chief Harry Nkasusa
Samahqwam Band

On May 10, 1911 at Spence's Bridge B.C. 16 Chiefs from a number of bands in B.C. met to sign a declaration regarding their ownership of territorial lands and to present their other grievances to The Province Of BC and The Federal Government of Canada.

The Declaration was presented to the Province Of B.C. and the Federal Government of Canada in protest at the poor treatment that they were experiencing from both governments with respect to Aboriginal Ownership of Land.

To this day the protest of these Chiefs and the injustices of governments of that time period is still being carried on in the Sutikalh with the help of key leaders such as Kenny Peters, Hereditary Chief,with the Mount Currie Band, who is the grandson of Chief Harry Nkasusa.

Below is The Declaration Of The Lillooet Tribe May 10, 1911
Declaration of the Lillooet Tribe

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