The Treaty Commission's impartiality and ability to provide a balanced perspective is reflected in its composition and the way it makes decisions. Commissioners do not represent the Principals that appoint them, but instead act independently. Decisions require the support of one appointee of each of the Principals.
The First Nations Summit elects two commissioners and the federal and provincial governments appoint one each. The chief commissioner is appointed to a three-year term by agreement of the three parties. The four part-time commissioners serve two-year terms. In the absence of a chief commissioner, the four remaining commissioners unanimously agree to appoint one of them to act as chief commissioner.
To view their biographies, please click on the individual images of the commissioners.