Tl’azt’en chief and council has agreed to continue to work towards the separation of Binche from the Tl’azt’en Nation.
The Tl’azt’en Band chief and council sent a letter to The Courier saying they have agreed to move forward with the process of separation and to negotiate with the Binche Separation Committee.
Josh Hallman, Tl’azt’en councillor and chair of the Binche Separation Committee confirmed he has had positive meetings with the band council and is encouraged they are willing to continue to move the process along.
While Hallman had previously been protesting the lack of progress by not attending council meetings, he said he has once again begun to work with Tl’azt’en.
Tl’azt’en said in their letter they are planning on moving forward with the negotiated terms of separation and have given a deadline of March 31, 2014.
“Tl’azt’en Nation supports Binche in their separation and are committed to further discussions regarding the separation process and negotiations,” said the letter.
Tl’azt’en was also holding elections this week, with voting to take place on Nov. 29.
Look for election results soon.