A local First Nation is acting on a recent court ruling to try and lay claim to the Riverview lands.
The Kwikwetlem First Nation has released a statement saying it wants to own the area in Coquitlam and lead the development there.
The band cited last month’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, which gave another B.C. band, the Tsilhqot’in, title to large areas of land used historically for hunting and fishing.
The Kwikwetlem says it wants to see maximum benefits for itself come out of the Riverview development.
BC Housing is currently consulting with the public on ways to develop the grounds.