As part of its public education and information mandate, the BC Treaty Commission occasionally hosts or partners on conferences and forums. The Commission aims to share information, raise awareness and educate, inform and support building capacity within First Nations approaching self-governance and treaty implementation. Conferences offer attendees many advantages, such as opportunities to hear from multiple voices and chances to engage with one another in person on good practices and challenges.
In this section, you will find information shared at conferences, some will include presentations and videos. Please select conference/forums from the left column.
Presentations, including videos on: nationhood; First Nations governance models and mechanisms; constitution building, etc.
Presentations on: treaty implementation experiences and challenges, Treaty First Nations convenance, Nation building, scoio-economic benefits of treaty, and Nation-to-Nation protocols on overlapping and shared territories, etc.
Bringing together First Nations and representatives from Elections BC to share information on: First Nations' ratification experiences, lessons learned, dispelling misinformation, etc.
The Treaty Commission partnered with the Institute on Governance to engage in discussions around: section 35 of the Constitution Act, beyond litigation, frameworks for a New Relationship and Reconciliation, etc.
Discussions on: governance, economic development and capcity-building, etc.
Discussions and presentations on: effective negotiations, ratification, experiences from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nisga'a Lisims Government, Grand Council of Crees, etc.