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'Indigenous protected areas reach their full potential when there are people in them, taking care of them'
March 5, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber

Photo: Valerie Courtois

Giving Indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week.

First Nations leaders and officials from the federal and provincial governments will review proposals that could give more legal weight to protected areas designated by bands, said Steve Nitah, a delegate to the Canadian Parks Conference being held over four days starting Wednesday in Banff.

"Canada can be a real leader in the...

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