Chief Councillor Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (Photo courtesy, Haisla Nation)
Chief Councillor Crystal Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (File photo)

Chief Councillor Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (Photo courtesy, Haisla Nation) Chief Councillor Crystal Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (File photo)

Haisla Nation adds two parcels of land to their reserve

The two parcels of land total 297.02 acres

Two parcels of land have been added to the Haisla Nation’s reserve.

Earlier today Marc Miller, federal minister of crown-indigenous relations announced the addition of two parcels of land totalling to 297.02 acres.

“Today, we recognize the hard work of Chief Councillor Crystal Smith and the Haisla Nation in finalizing this latest addition to reserve,” said Miller.

“Our government is committed to working alongside Indigenous communities and their members to support their vision of self-determination,” he added.

The addition to the Kitamaat No. 2 reserve was made possible by an Incremental Treaty Agreement between the Haisla Nation and the province of B.C.

The Haisla Nation first requested that the land be added to their reserve in 1949. Now the Haisla Nation will seek input from their membership to help decide what the land will be used for in the future.

“We salute the generations of Haisla Nation leaders who persisted over the last 70 years to advance this important addition to the reserve,” said Smith. “We thank both British Columbia and Canada for helping us to achieve this significant milestone.”

Back in August 2021 the nation also added seven parcels of land that totalled 276.45 hectares following a 15-year process.

Read More: ‘Righting a historic wrong’: Haisla Nation adds 7 land parcels to reserve.