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The Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) 36th Annual General Assembly (AGA) was held in Montreal from July 7 – 9. This year’s theme was Closing the Gap: Building Nations, Asserting Sovereignty.
The Treaty Commission presented on a panel titled Administrative Boards and Tribunals, focusing on First Nations overlapping and shared territories.
Every year the Treaty Commission goes to Ottawa to meet with various federal departments to advocate for the importance of treaty negotiations, and emphasize the need for interdepartmental cooperation and coordination.
This work brings awareness to all of government’s Section 35 commitments to Aboriginal rights.
Role of the BC Treaty Commission
Compelling reasons for treaties
May 11, 2016
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 25 - June 17, 2016
Process Advisors are key members of a small team that assist the Treaty Commission in carrying out its mandate. Applicants should have knowledge of First Nations issues and the BC treaty negotiations process, a bachelor's degree or related work experience, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Deadline to apply is June 17 at noon.
April 5, 2016
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.
March 21, 2016
Looking for information on the latest in treaty negotiations? How about Status Reports? Or what about upcoming treaty-related events? Then you need to read the latest edition of the Treaty Commission's newsletter.
February 12, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Treaty Commission congratulates Northern Shuswap Tribal Council on Agreement in Principle 'yes' vote