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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

September 20, 2016

Fall Edition of Update Now Online

Looking for information on the latest in treaty negotiations? How about the status of table negotiations? Or about other activity the Treaty Commission has been up to? Then read the latest edition of the BCTC's newsletter, Update.

June 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Aboriginal Day brings attention to the need for reconciliation in Canada

VANCOUVER – It is an exciting time to celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Canada. The Treaty Commission encourages all Canadians to recognize the rich history and contributions of Indigenous Peoples to this country and current efforts to strengthen Canada through the modern treaty making process.

June 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BCTC congratulates First Nations Summit Task Group and Co-Chairs on re-election

VANCOUVER – The Treaty Commission congratulates Grand Chief Edward John, Cheryl Casimer, and Robert Phillips on being re-elected to the First Nations Summit Task Group, and Leah George-Wilson and Ray Harris on being re-elected Co-Chairs. All five will serve another three-year term.

May 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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 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.
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