The Publication Library is a directory of all Treaty Commission public information and education materials, past and present.

If you are looking for a specific resource, or would like to speak with communications staff about a public information event, please contact the Communications Manager at 604 482 9215 (1 855 482 9200) or email [email protected].

BC Treaty Process
June 2004

Treaty Commission publication.

May 2002

Report of the Tripartite Working Group.

September 2001

Treaty Commission publication. A hard look at the past eight years of treaty negotiations and actions the parties must take to make the treaty process more effective.

June 2001

Treaty Commission publication. Overview of funding allocation, auditing, loan interest and loan repayment.

November 1999

Treaty Commission publication. Outlines our role and composition and why treaties are being negotiated.

Treaties & Treaty Negotiations
October 2016

The British Columbia Treaty Commission (BCTC) has undertaken five forward looking studies of the economic benefits of treaty settlements in British Columbia (BC) since 1992. These reports focused on the financial and economic benefits of treaty settlement to Canadians, British Columbians and First Nations. With eight First Nations implementing treaties1 and another eight at the Final Agreement Stage,2 BCTC would like to supplement this economic and financial perspective with an understanding of the broader social and economic benefits that a modern treaty brings to a First Nations community. This report updates the financial and economic model developed in previous reports, reflecting the rate of treaty settlement and implementation experience; begins to discuss and understand the broader social and economic benefits arising from modern treaties; and explores different methods to measure and quantify the benefits of treaties at the community level.

September 2009

Treaty Commission publication. The Common Table Report captures the 13 days of discussions in 2008 among the governments of Canada and British Columbia and more than 60 First Nations. Included are 21 opportunities the parties agreed to explore further to move treaty negotiations forward.

September 2009

Treaty Commission publication. In the Treaty Commission's view, the work of the Common Table represents a promising and necessary basis for reaching agreements with a significant number of the First Nations involved in treaty negotiations, provided the opportunities are recognized and built upon by all the parties.

August 2008

Treaty Commission publication. Originally published in 2004, the publication has been updated to include three recent legal cases. "Why Treaties?" details historical, legal and political reasons for treaty making in British Columbia.

April 2008

Treaty Commission publication. A complete booklet containing the keynote address, workshop and panel discussion transcripts from the November 2007 conference held in Vancouver.

March 2007

Treaty Commission publication. A lay person's guide to treaty making in British Columbia.

March 2007

Treaty Commission publication. Discussion Guide about Treaty Negotiations for First Nation Members.

July 2002

Treaty Commission publication. Various perspectives on self government options and opportunities.

January 2002

Treaty Commission publication. Compilation of speeches, summary of discussion and synopsis of open space sessions that took place at Speaking Truth to Power II conference.

March 2001

Joint publication by Law Commission of Canada & Treaty Commission. Compilation of presentations on treaty making.

Intergovernmental Relations
September 2011

The publication tells the story of a sea walk that once divided Sliammon First Nation and the City of Powell River and then became the catalyst for an intergovernmental agreement. The agreement is intended to bring economic and social benefits to the First Nation and Powell River.

September 2004

Joint publication by Simon Fraser University and the Treaty Commission Compilation of speeches from leaders forum on intergovernmental relations.

November 2009

PricewaterhouseCoopers publication. The PricewaterhouseCoopers report makes the economic case for accelerating treaty completions in British Columbia.

March 2004

Treaty Commission publication. Various perspectives on the economic benefits of treaty making.

October 2003

Treaty Commission publication.

Self Governance
November 1999

Treaty Commission publication. Plain language guide to landmark 1997 Supreme Court decision in Delgamuukw.

November 1999

A Treaty Commission publication. Discussion on political and legal implications of the Delgamuukw decision. * Available on-line. Out of print

Archived News Videos
September 2016

To mark the initialing of the first final agreement under the BC treaty process, the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation produced a video commemorating the Lheidli T'enneh Final Agreement signing. This brief video includes comments from the negotiators on the significance of the agreement for the people of Lheidli T'enneh, the province and the federal government.

January 2014

In March 2003, Chief Commissioner Miles Richardson presented by video to the secod annual Provincial Congress on the BC treaty process. The Provincial Congress was introduced by Premier Gordon Campbell to establish an understanding of British Columbia's issues so that all of the province's elected representatives can work together on a British Columbian agenda. Attendees include BC's Members of the Legislative Assembly, Members of Parliament and Senators, mayors from the provinces 15 largest cities, the preseidents of the five regional municipal associations, the President of the Union of BC Municipalities and Aboriginal Leaders

HR Capacity Tool

This tool was developed by the British Columbia Treaty Commission (BCTC) to assist BC First Nations who are working through the treaty process with their Human Resource (HR) planning. It responds to a growing need for a practical, efficient tool for First Nations with diverse sets of priorities, capacity levels, and traditions of governance. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but can be modified by First Nations to meet their unique needs and circumstances.

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