By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER- A First Nations chief says an Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympics in British Columbia is over after the province declined its support. “It’s an end to the bid,” Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said in a phone interview Thursday. “But it’s a path forward to a new relationship that has to be rebuilt right now. “We just took big steps backwards on reconciliation with the province and there were a lot of lessons learned. And the province needs to catch up.” Earlier Thursday, B.C.’s minister of tourism, arts and culture said hosting the Games could jeopardize the government’s ability to address pressures facing citizens. “Ultimately, we came to this decision to not support the 2030 bid at this time,”
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