The owners are the Haida nation, and the agreement admits that the “Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai” or the "Islands at the end of the world", always belonged to them, a subtle yet powerful difference in the wording of First Nations negotiating.

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BC Premier David Eby called the treaty "long overdue" and once signed, will clear the way for half a million hectares of land to be managed by the Haida.