Continued from Part One...
In April, KFN officially submitted a letter to Metro Vancouver calling for access to some portion of the 60,000 hectares of forested lands that catch a third of the region’s water and where outsiders are barred entry.
Chaffee said KFN wants to re-establish its old hunting grounds, pursue deer and open up a source of traditional food for the community.
“This would be a huge leap. Even for Metro. But they’re at the table,” said Chaffee. “We got to start somewhere.”
“Elders always talk about being on the same road, being together. We’re willing to do that; 120 years is enough. Enough is enough. We want to come home.”https://www.burnabynow.com/local-news/drought-is-on-metro-vancouvers-horizon-will-fixing-water-scarcity-cost-too-much-3779922