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Call# E78 B9 B467
Title Settling Seabird Island: Land, resources, and ownership on a British Columbia Indian reserve.
Author Blair, Hilary Kathleen
Summary "After Reserve Commissioner Gilbert M. Sproat provisionally designated Seabird Island, near Agassiz, BC, as a reserve in common for seven Indian bands in 1879, a long struggle ensued over the island and its resources. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people stuggled for the fertile land, federal and provincial government contested control of a proposed "cut-off", and there was a dispute among Aboriginal people: those from the seven named bands and others whose eligibility to settle there was questioned. In 1958 a Commission concluded that a separate Seabird Island band should be created for the island's residents.
This thesis examines the processes whereby the Seabird Island band came into being, and how the land, despite great opposition, was retained for the Aboriginal residents." taken from the provided abstract, p. iii.
Object Name Book
Subjects Government relations
Land and resource management
Reserves--Sto:lo
Seabird Island
Pub Date 1999