Why Treaties?


The treaty negotiations process provides a framework for the three parties: Canada, BC and First Nations – to work towards the common goal of reconciliation, and building a new relationship, through constitutionally entrenched government-to-government-to-government understandings.

Some of the major issues that are integral to modern treaty making in British Columbia are:

  • Aboriginal rights
  • self-government
  • land and resources
  • fishing
  • forestry 
  • financial issues



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