I am currently "on hold" with a cache I am seeking to place on Squamish Nation land here in North Vancouver. I'm not sure how many departments my request has been shuffled through but it has now been three weeks of waiting for a decision.
I was thinking of placing a cache on Burrard Band (Tsleil Waututh) land so I sent them an email, too. Here's their response:
|Thank you for your email and for seeking permission to geocache on Tsleil-Waututh lands.|
Unfortunately, we are unable to support your request. By providing permission for this to take place on reserve lands it opens us up to the liability of what could happen to those who enter our lands. Additionally, we do not see our trails as public and seek to limit their use to those living on the reserve.
We understand that those who participate in this are well intentioned and abide by the rules you have noted, but offering permission ultimately opens us to various liabilities and land use that we are not willing to accept. We wish you all the best!
While I am disappointed by the Tsleil Waututh's position, I am still hopeful that my initial request will be approved since there already is a cache in place about 50 metres from the Squamish Band's office.