Ottawa studies reserve land privatization

The Department of Indian Affairs has launched a nation-wide tour of reserves on what officials describe as a “special project” aimed at improving economic development on reserves.

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Is the federal government pushing an agenda to privatize First Nations land?

The Department of Indian Affairs has launched a nation-wide tour of reserves on what officials describe as a “special project” aimed at improving economic development on reserves.

Critics, however, fear that the feds want to swap Aboriginal Title for business opportunities.

APTN National News Vancouver reporter Rob Smith has more.

List of 65 First Nations communities selected by Indian Affairs for land privatization study:

Draft Indian Affairs letter to chiefs outlining special project to study privatization of reserve lands

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