I must admit to being a little confused with the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s request for the use of Stuart Wood school, which they claim is their right.
The band has asked to be involved in any decisions for its use.
While I am a simple taxpayer who has paid school taxes for 75 years, I wonder why a First Nations band should expect that it should be involved in the future of a former schoolhouse.
Surely if the city wishes to make the stuart wood school into a museum for the betterment of all, why not just go ahead and do it?
The current museum location is too small to adequately show a lot of the exhibits and it seems to me that the Stuart Wood school would be a perfect fit.