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$7.7 million boost for First Nations Cultural Centre

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Nault did hint that more federal money might be available in the future, and both Premier Campbell and Nault said they would promote the centre as an Olympic legacy for First Nations.

The Squamish and Lil’wat are also looking into public-private partnerships to help with the costs, as well as traditional fundraising.

The Squamish Nation has about 3,000 members and encompasses an area from Greater Vancouver to the Squamish Valley as its traditional territory. The Lil’wat Nation, which includes the Mt. Currie Band, has about 2,000 members with a traditional territory stretching between Squamish and Lillooet.