Skeetchestn Indian band is closer to an agreement with government that would let it share in forestry revenues.
The band filed legal action seeking a share of revenues based on logging by Interfor and West Fraser in the Bonaparte plateau and North Thompson area.
Band chief Rick Denault said Friday the ban has halted legal action in wake of discussions he hopes will provide revenues. Funds would come from the province, which receives money for logging Crown timber from West Fraser and Interfor.
“TFL (tree forest licence) 35 is right in our backyard. We should have some benefits.”
Denault said details of revenue sharing remain to be worked out.
Last year the band told a number of corporations, including the timber companies as well as CN Rail and BC Hydro, that it would seek agreements for continuing to operate on its reserve and traditional lands.