The Musqueam Indian Band is excited for the future following a new sustainability and friendship agreement with Vancouver International Airport.
The agreement includes an education to employment path for the Musqueam Indian Band, with YVR also funding 10 scholarships a year.
“One of the main points that we negotiated in the agreement was to have the opportunity for scholarships, to get our band members qualified so they can sit side-by-side with some of the more important jobs.”
YVR President Craig Richmond says one per cent of gross revenue will be shared with the Musqueam – that’s an estimated $5-million this year.
The 30-year long deal will also focus on protecting the environment together.