From Our Blog
It is essential for something as important to our country as treaty negotiations that we get our facts right.
In an editorial published on May 3 Business in Vancouver wrote that there are two First Nations that “have managed to navigate” the six-stage made-in-BC treaty negotiations process, providing “a meagre return” on taxpayer investment. This is incorrect.
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.
As a previous Minister of State for Public Health and Liberal Critic for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett brings knowledge, experience and dedication to her new role.
Role of the BC Treaty Commission
Compelling reasons for treaties
May 11, 2016
VANCOUVER – At the 15th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York the government of Canada announced its full support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without qualification.
April 25 - June 17, 2016
Process Advisors are key members of a small team that assist the Treaty Commission in carrying out its mandate. Applicants should have knowledge of First Nations issues and the BC treaty negotiations process, a bachelor's degree or related work experience, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Deadline to apply is June 17 at noon.
April 5, 2016
VANCOUVER - Today the Tla'amin Final Agreement takes effect, becoming the eighth constitutionally protected modern treaty to be implemented in BC. The Treaty Commission congratulates the Tla'amin (Sliammon) First Nation, Canada, and British Columbia on reaching this historic day.
March 21, 2016
Looking for information on the latest in treaty negotiations? How about Status Reports? Or what about upcoming treaty-related events? Then you need to read the latest edition of the Treaty Commission's newsletter.
February 12, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Treaty Commission congratulates Northern Shuswap Tribal Council on Agreement in Principle 'yes' vote