JE Anderson’s survey crew was busy again surveying First Nation reserve lands in Yale, in the rugged Fraser Canyon region on the east side of the Fraser River.
The scenic property, which features hereditary fishing sites and some of the original Aboriginal village sites, could only be accessed by boat, making transportation especially interesting.
JE Anderson returned to survey this Yale property as part of the Federal government’s set of initiatives to work with First Nations to return existing hereditary sites to the Bands. As part of the Treaty Negotiations, lands will be transferred from the Federal government to the Provincial government, and then to the Yale First Nation.
“It’s always great to be part of the process where First Nations will finally own their traditional lands,” says Ken Kyler of the Parksville office of JE Anderson.