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Taltapin Lake Claim

This Claim involves the loss of an important village that the Lake Babine Indians had long possessed at Taltapin Lake. The Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for British Columbia (and earlier McKenna McBride Commissions) failed to set aside this village in 1916, notwithstanding its mandate to allot Indian Reserves especially where lands were occupied by aboriginal people.  Historical, archaeological, and oral evidence related to this village site has been documented and is relied on to substantiate the Claim.
A related part of this claim is that when the McKenna-McBride Commission came through Jimmy Donald requested a 15 acre reserve at Oosley Lake.  It was granted, but when the time came to survey it nobody asked where Oosley Lake was actually located.  Jimmy Donald may have not known that his request for this land was approved.  There were problems of communication issues with interpreters.

Lake Babine Nation Treaty and Lake Babine Nation Election Code Community Engagement Meetings

Monday February 5th 2018:
Smithers, BC at the Prestige Inn from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm with Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Tuesday February 6th 2018:
Ft Babine BC, School Gym from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with Lunch served at noon

Wednesday February 7th 2018:
Woyenne at the MPMC from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Thursday February 8th 2018:
Prince George Coast Inn of the North from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Saturday February 10th 2018:
Vancouver BC, at the Chateau Granville from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with Lunch served at noon

Tuesday February 13th 2018:
Tachet at the Health Clinic from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with Lunch served.

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