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First Nations land dispute

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Has the land dispute that is going on at the moment on the Skeena system affected any access points to fishing holes in any rivers in the disputed region ?
I am up in Smithers end of September and plan mainly to fish on the Bulkley and possibly 2 3 days on the Kispiox. I do understand the waters that are in the disputed region, however has anyone fished in this region in last couple of weeks had any problems on the water, or getting to the water. There is couple of runs just below Moricetown that I normally fish, Im wondering if it will be ok leaving the car and fishing the water.

Im travelling a long way to get to BC, would hate to go to all the expense, then find I am walking into a heavy dispute, and have very little water to fish, crowded with disgruntled fishermen stressing to get into the pools.
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Eviction temporarily lifted for further negotiations is the last I heard. Seems to have calmed down.
There is a difference between privelege and indigenous rights that most ******* Canadians fail to understand. Everyone back away slowly.
Sounds positive.

People need to understand that very few FN groups are opposed to cooperation, sport fishing or allowing access to their lands for any number of purposes (remembering that it is their land as defined by Canadian and International law). What they are opposed to is that access occuring without their consent. They are currently seeking the court-directed opportunities to be involved with resource management which has been denied to them by racist governments and policies enacted throughout the last 100 years. I have found none to be unreasonable in their demands, save for a few on the fringe which one should expect to find in any situation.
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