British Columbia

Injunction sought to block Sliammon treaty vote

The group responsible for blocking an aboriginal treaty vote on the Sunshine Coast say they are seeking an injunction to stop the next attempt at a vote on July 10.
The Sliammon First Nation is located just north of Powell River, British Columbia. (Alex Sutcliffe/Sliammon First Nation)

The group responsible for blocking an aboriginal treaty vote on the Sunshine Coast say they are seeking an injunction to stop the next attempt at a vote on July 10.

Brandon Peters of the Protectors of Sliammon Sovereignty say they want to stop the vote because they believe it is tainted by ineligible voters and bribery.

On June 16 the group blocked members of the Sliammon First Nation from entering a polling station to vote on a treaty with the B.C. government.

The treaty has been in negotiations for more than a decade and would give band members more than 8,300 hectares of land, self government and $30 million in cash.

 

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