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On February 9, First Nations leaders from across BC met in Vancouver to attend the BC Treaty Commission’s First Nations Ratification Forum. Attendees heard about the challenges, successes, frustrations and lessons their peers have experienced during AIP and Final Agreement ratification efforts.
First Nations leaders Miles Richardson, Angela Wesley and Kim Baird and BC Treaty Commission director Mark Smith led participants in breakout sessions.
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July 30, 2014
VANCOUVER – Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The Treaty Commission welcomes the recent commitment by the Government of Canada to change federal mandates that have been obstacles to concluding treaties in British Columbia.
June 30, 2014
VANCOUVER – Monday, June 30, 2014. The Treaty Commission congratulates former Chief Kim Baird of the Tsawwassen First Nation on becoming a member of the Order of Canada.
June 26, 2014
VANCOUVER – Thursday June 26, 2014. For the first time in Canada's history Aboriginal title has been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). "The Tsilhqot'in Nation decision provides a stronger foundation for reconcilation by making the resolution of the land question in BC a Constitutional and legal obligation.
June 21, 2014
VANCOUVER – On National Aboriginal Day, the Treaty Commission encourages all Canadians to take the opportunity to learn about and celebrate aboriginal peoples, their distinctive cultures and the many contributions to our country.
June 20, 2014
VANCOUVER - On Thursday June 19, 2014 the Tla'amin Final Agreement Act receieved Royal Assent, the last step in a twenty-year effort by the Tla'amin people to achieve reconcilation and recognition of their rights.
June 11, 2014
VANCOUVER - Today marks the sixth anniversary of Canad's apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools...The BC Treaty Commission encourages Canada to continue to forge new relationships with aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canada through the completion of treaties in BC.