VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) -  The province is putting up $4.8 million to try to solve a land dispute over a development near the Arthur Laing Bridge.
Cecilia Point with the Musqueam First Nation says they’ll use the money to try and convince the developer to find another site to build on.

“Before we were involved in the middle of a very elaborate land swap involving the city et cetera, so now they’re just going to give us cash, so that we can offer cash to this developer, so that he can move to another piece of land.”

The band has been protesting against the Marpole Midden project because it would be built on an ancient burial ground.
Point says the band will then wait to hear from the developer.

“I’m pretty hopeful that the developer will accept our offer, but I do know that he’s a well-season developer with some very large projects, so I don’t know how long that’s going take.”

The band held a protest that blocked traffic on the Arthur Laing Bridge earlier this week.