The Likhts’amisyu Hereditary Chiefs have entered into talks with the BC Recreation Sites and Trails (BCRST) Department. We are exploring the possibilities of the Likhts’amisyu Clan taking over the management of the site and enhancing the amenities and the infrastructure so that members of the Likhts’amisyu as well as the general public can have a more enjoyable stay at the lake.
The BCRST have suffered huge cutbacks since the Gordon Campbell government and cannot afford to keep the site in good care with such a small budget. Three outhouses were destroyed at the site over the past couple of decades by drunken vandals.
The BCRST have done an internal archival search and have found that we did indeed have a settlement at the site prior to the development of Indian Reservations in the valley.
They understand our continued desire to move back into our lands from which we were forcibly removed. We will continue to work on a reconciliation plan together.