"This conciliation agreement shows that, in a spirit of cooperation, we can work together to address historical dysfunctions and take the necessary steps to renew relations and promote reconciliation. Canada stands for the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership with all Indigenous peoples - and the resolution of this dispute is further proof of that commitment. Mount Benson, seen from the Nanaimos Northfield Road rest area. The Snuneymuxw First Nation and the provincial government have announced agreements to transfer land on the mountain to the First Nation. (Photo from the Newsletter) "The agreements signed today with Snuneymuxw and British Columbia are a great step forward on a path that goes back to the important promises and agreements that formed the basis of our contractual relationship with the Crown when Sir James Douglas contracted with our people in 1854," said Mike Wyse, Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. . . .