Sumas First Nation seeks compensation for its lost lake, The Vancouver Sun

It’s a sunny day in Abbotsford, and Lester Ned is driving across the Sumas Prairie. As the road weaves through neatly manicured fields and grazing cattle, he explains how his ancestors traditionally fished here — in the same place a dairy farm now stands.

The Fraser Valley is the agricultural mecca of British Columbia. But Ned, a former chief of the Sumas band sees it as something different — just 90 years ago 11,000 acres of this valley were under the waters of Sumas Lake. Read more…