Feedback on the Guiding Principles

We are conducting a short survey to gather our members feedback on səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview. This survey will only take a couple minutes of your time.  Every member who completes the survey will receive a gift card from either Tim Hortons or Starbucks.

Background to Survey

In 2015, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation developed seven principles or high level objectives that were included in BC Housing’s Visioning Document. These principles were based on the feedback we received from our members at that time.

As we move forward now into the Master Planning Process to develop a more concrete action plan for the development of these lands, we want to find out if our members still agree with these seven guiding principles to help guide our decisions.

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* 1. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people assert and maintain their rights and titles to these lands.

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* 2. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people have a deep connection to these lands that has evolved from the distant past to the present.

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* 3. Accommodation is a term used during consultations with First Nations and when a decision or action will infringe upon their rights in some way. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people expect to receive accommodation for our interests in səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview lands which may include financial compensation or some other measure. The accommodation we receive should be equal to the value of the title lands and the scale of the proposed development.

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* 4. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people are committed to the protection and recording of archaeological and cultural findings within səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview and we expect that these expenses will be paid for by the Province of BC.

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* 5. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people expect the highest environmental standards will be followed in the development of these lands and we expect that these standards will be achieved at the expense of the Province of BC.

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* 6. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people expect to be a key partner in the future economic development of the səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview lands to help our Nation achieve self-sufficiency and to also provide our members with training and/or employment opportunities.

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* 7. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm people expect to see significant market developments at səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview, which includes the construction of market housing. Future development would be based on the following principle: that the highest and best use of the lands would be one with the greatest sustainable economic return for the Nation for the long-term.

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* 8. Please provide us with your name and email for the gift card.

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