Political negotiation is the most constructive and practical means to address the complex issues relating to aboriginal rights and title.

Under the BC treaty negotiatons process, each First Nation, Canada and BC may introduce any issue at the negotiation table that it views as significant to the new relationship.

Although each treaty negotiation is unique, comprehensive treaties will address:

  • First Nations government structures and related financial arrangements
  • Jurisdiction and ownership of lands, waters and resources
  • Cash settlements

Treaties will also establish processes for amendment and resolving disputes.


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