TERRACE - Members of the Maanulth First Nations and Tsawwassen First Nations from Southern B.C. as well as Michael de Jong, the B.C. Minister for Aboriginal Relations & Reconcilliation, touched down in Terrace mid-July on their way to the Nass.
The group were in the area July 17 and 18 to see how the only modern-day land claims treaty signed to date has changed the lives of the Nisga'a as well as visit a Nisga'a cultural event.
The visiting group flew to Terrace on a special Air North charter, a Boeing 737-200. With a seating capacity of up to 112 passengers, length of 30.6 metres and wingspan of 28.3 metres, the plane was significantly larger than most that fly in and out of the Kitimat Terrace Regional Airport. Air North usually flies this type of plane between Whitehorse, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.