Minister Penner celebrates the renaming ceremony for Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park on July 13, 2009 with the Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nation. Pictured (Back row, left to right): Ronald Frank, Frank Dragon, Minister Barry Penner, Che:k’tles7et’h’ Tyee (Head Hereditary Chief) Francis Gillette, Cliff Atleo. (Front row): Rose Fred.
Province and First Nations Rename
Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park
An agreement has been reached between British Columbia and the Che:k’tles7et’h’ peoples to rename Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park to a dual name that celebrates the First Nations’ connection with the history and culture of the park, Environment Minister Penner announced.
“This agreement is intended to foster a strong foundation for the collaborative management of all of the parks and protected areas within the traditional territories of the Che:k’tles7et’h’ peoples,” said Minister Penner. “It provides certainty, acknowledgement, and recognition of the local First Nations and the connection they have to these special areas. This step is one of many to recognize and increase their involvement in planning.”
The BC Government is partnering with the Che:k’tles7et’h,’ members of the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, one of the five signatories of the Maa-nulth treaty, to rename Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park.