Treaties and Agreements

Transition Agreements and Memorandums

GayGahlda Changing Tide Framework for Reconciliation cover page with logos of Haida Nation, Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada

The Council of Haida Nation signed the GayGahlda "Changing Tide" Framework for Reconciliation on August 13, 2021, and the Parties are in Tripartite Reconciliation.

Signed August 11, 2021
Cover Page of Gitanyow Governance Accord document with logo of Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, Government of British Columbia and Government of Canada

The Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs signed the Gitanyow Governance Accord  on August 11, 2021, and the Parties are in Stage 4 negotiations.

Cover page of Snuneymuxw-Canada-British Columbia Tripartite MOU with logos of each signatory

The Snuneymuxw First Nation Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was signed on July 28, 2021, and the Parties are in Tripartite Reconciliation.

The Tlowitsis Nation Transition to Stage 5 Memorandum of Understanding was signed on February 26, 2021, and the Parties are in Stage 5 negotiations.

HTG Transition Agreement Cover Image

The Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group Transition to Stage 5 and Treaty Revitalization Agreement was signed on August 26, 2019, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations.

Wei Wai Kum - Kwiakah Transition Agreement Cover Image

The Wei Wai Kum First Nation (Campbell River Indian Band) / Kwiakah First Nation (Kwiakah Indian Band) Transition to Stage 5 and Treaty Revitalization Agreement was signed July 28, 2019, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations.

We Wai Kai Transition Agreement Cover Image

The Tripartite Commitment Agreement: We Wai Kai Transition to Stage 5 Negotiations Under the BC Treaty Process was signed June 6, 2019, and the Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society table advanced to Stage 5 negotiations.

Metlakatla Transition Agreement Cover Page

The Metlakatla Transition to Stage 5 and Treaty Revitalization Agreement was signed on February 14, 2019, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations.

KKTCTA

The Ktunaxa Nation Rights Recognition & Core Treaty Memorandum of Understanding was signed on November 30, 2018, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations. 

SXTAStage5MOU

The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Stage 5 Treaty Negotiations Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 12, 2018, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations.

Agreements in Principle

Ditidaht and Pacheedaht AIP

The Ditidaht and Pacheedaht Agreement in Principle was signed on June 28, 2019, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

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NStQ Agreement in Principle

The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) Treaty Negotiations Agreement in Principle was signed on July 22, 2018, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

The AIP appendices can be read here

Signed September 04, 2015

The Kitselas Agreement in Principle was signed on August 4, 2015, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

Signed August 04, 2015

The Kitsumkalum Agreement in Principle was signed in August 4, 2015, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

Signed July 23, 2015

The Wuikinuxw Agreement in Principle was signed on July 23, 2015, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

The Te'mexw Treaty Association Agreement in Principle was signed on April 10, 2015, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

Signed March 24, 2012

The K’ómoks Agreement in Principle was signed on March 24, 2012, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

 

 

The Samahquam and Skatin First Nations Agreement in Principle, formerly In-SHUCK-ch Nation, was signed in August 2007, and the parties are in Stage 5.

The Yekooche First Nation Agreement in Principle was signed on August 22, 2005, and the parties are in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude treaty.

Treaties

Effective April 05, 2016

The Tla'amin Final Agreement was ratifed by the Tla'amin Nation on July 10, 2012, by the BC Legislature on March 14, 2013, and by the Government of Canada on June 19, 2014, when it received Royal Assent by Parliament.

The Tla'amin Final Agreement took effect on April 5, 2016.

Effective April 01, 2011

The Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement (Maa-nulth Treaty) was ratified by the five Maa-nulth First Nations in October 2007, by the BC Legislature on November 29, 2007, and by the Government Canada on June 18, 2009 when it received Royal Assent by Parliament. The Maa-nulth Treaty is being implemented by the five independent Indigenous governements: Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, Toquaut Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe Government, Yuułu ił ath Government, and the governments of Canada and British Columbia. 

The Maa-nulth Final Agreement took effect on April 1, 2011.

Effective April 03, 2009

The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement was ratified by the Tsawwassen First Nation in July 2007, by the BC Legislature in November 2007, and by the Government of Canada on June 26, 2008, when it received Royal Assent by Parliament.

The Tsawwassen Final Agreement took effect on April 3, 2009.

The new Lheidli T'enneh Treaty was initialled in May 2018. The parties first initialled the treaty in October 2006. LTFN held a treaty ratification vote in March 2007 and membership voted not to accept the agreement. Since that time, the parties have updated the treaty to include new wording enabling the agreement to change as certain key provincial and federal policies for Indigenous Peoples are developed. 

The Yale First Nation Final Agreement was ratified by Yale First Nation on March 12, 2011, by the BC legislature on June 2, 2011, and by the Government Canada on June 19, 2013, when it received Royal Assent by Parliament.

The effective date has been postponed. 

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