BC Treaty Annual Report 2014
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BC Treaty Annual Report 2014

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BCTC presents nationally on overlaps

The Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) 36th Annual General Assembly (AGA) was held in Montreal from July 7 – 9. This year’s theme was Closing the Gap: Building Nations, Asserting Sovereignty.
The Treaty Commission presented on a panel titled Administrative Boards and Tribunals, focusing on First Nations overlapping and shared territories.



Treaty Commission in Ottawa to meet with federal officials

Every year the Treaty Commission goes to Ottawa to meet with various federal departments to advocate for the importance of treaty negotiations, and emphasize the need for interdepartmental cooperation and coordination.
This work brings awareness to all of government’s Section 35 commitments to Aboriginal rights.

Role of the BC Treaty Commission


FACILITATION: Our primary role is to oversee treaty negotiations.
COMMUNICATIONS: We provide public information and education resources.
FUNDING: We allocate negotiation support funding to First Nations.

Forum Materials


Modern Treaty Self Governance

Modern Treaty Self Governance

First Nations Ratification Forum

First Nations Ratification Forum



Compelling reasons for treaties


Historic Reasons

Historic Reasons

Legal Reasons

Legal Reasons

Economic Reasons

Economic Reasons

Governmental Reasons

Governmental Reasons

News

February 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Treaty Commission congratulates Northern Shuswap Tribal Council on Agreement in Principle 'yes' vote

VANCOUVER - Yesterday, February 11, 2016, the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council and their affiliated NStQ Treaty Group held community votes on their Agreement in Principle (AIP). The Treaty Commission congratulates the three communities that voted ‘yes’ to proceeding to Stage 5 of the BC treaty negotiations process.

November 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Treaty Commission Congratulates Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould on cabinet appointments

VANCOUVER - The BC Treaty Commission welcomes today's appointment of Toronto-St. Paul's Member of Parliament Carolyn Bennett as Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

October 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Federal Government provides new opportunity for reconciliation

The Treaty Commission congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada and Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau for forming a majority government following yesterday's federal election.

October 15, 2015

Vaughn Palmer: Disputes still slow First Nations treaty process

Vancouver Sun - “We’re very troubled by the fact that we have not seen progress in appointing a chief commissioner,” Jerry Lampert told The Canadian Press. “I don’t understand B.C.’s rationale for not wanting to appoint a chief commissioner, because the [treaty] process is going to continue.”

October 13, 2015

BCTC says chief commissioner needed for treaty process

The Canadian Press - Members of a group that oversees treaties in British Columbia say they're guiding more First Nations than ever through the process, but the provincial government must appoint a new leader to guide them forward.

October 13, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Treaty Commission Highlights Progress and Champions Process

VANCOUVER - Today the Treaty Commission releases its 2015 annual report, BC Treaty Negotiations: Process and Progress.

September 2015

Update Summer/Fall 2015

Read BCTC's latest newsletter now. Featured in this issue are three AIP signings, BCTC's meetings in Ottawa, interviews with our new Commissioners, and the winners of our first photo contest!
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