This Land is My Land: Nisga'a First Nation moves to privatize land

Bert Mercer, the Nisga'a government's Economic Development Officer, is one of the first to take advantage of the new law.

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As part of Project Money, Laura Lynch looks at a plan some are excited to begin, and others want to stop before it starts.

Fifteen years after signing an historic and financially empowering land deal with the federal and provincial governments, Nisga'a First Nation are among the first Aboriginal groups to approve ownership of private property.


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Joseph Gosnell, the first President of the Nisga'a Nation, sees both the rewards and risks of giving citizens legal title to their residential land. (Laura Lynch)


In November, we went to the Nass Valley in northwestern British Columbia, home to the Nisga'a Nation. Our goal was to explore how the Nisga'a is redefining its relationship with the land.

The CBC's Laura Lynch looks at the controversial plan in her documentary, This Land is My Land, which first aired on November 4th, 2013.

Update: When we checked-in this month, we were told that the Nisga'a Land Title Office has already transferred 19 parcels of land to citizens of the Nisga'a Nation.

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