Nisga’a becomes only First Nation to privatize land


CBC: “The Nisga’a Nation in northwestern British Columbia has become the only First Nation in Canada to let its people own tribal land privately. The First Nation’s land registrar says it has now signed off on the first three transfers of property to individuals in the Greenville area of the remote First Nation’s land.”

“The community’s leaders say that by allowing their people to own private property on tribal land, something most aboriginal people living on reserves can’t do, they’ll be able to get a loan, using land as collateral. And they believe with those loans and opportunities will come new businesses and the prospect of prosperity.”