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BC treaty negotiations process paying off for First Nations and the province

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.


Treaty Commission congratulates Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould on cabinet appointments

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.

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FACILITATION: Our primary role is to oversee treaty negotiations.
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FUNDING: We allocate negotiation support funding to First Nations.

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News

May 11, 2016

Modern treaties reflect UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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

Join our team! Apply for the full-time Process Advisor job today

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tla'amin becomes the eighth First Nation to implement a modern treaty in BC

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

Spring Edition of Update Now Online

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

Vancouver - Yesterday, February 11, 2016, the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council and their affiliated NStQ Treaty Group held community votes on their AIP.
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