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Change was the theme of the BC Treaty Commission’s 2013 Annual Report, Pathways to Change.
Our report started out with Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre stating, “Now is the time for change. There is great opportunity for the three Parties to the British Columbia treaty negotiations process to collectively achieve lasting agreements through fair and effective negotiations.”Focusing on the changing atmosphere in our annual report inspired the Treaty Commission to reflect on how our role has evolved and changed over the years.
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March 17, 2014 VANCOUVER - Saturday, March 15 marked a historic day for the Tla’amin Nation as they hosted a powerful Final Agreement signing ceremony. The Tla’amin Final Agreement is the culmination of 20 years of hard work and negotiations and signals a new era of independence for the Tla’amin people.
December 5, 2013 VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Treaty Commission today commends Doug Eyford for underscoring recommendations in four key areas in his report, Forging Partnerships Building Relationships: Aboriginal Canadians and Energy Development.
October 31, 2013 After attending yesterday's news conference hosted by the Watershed Watch Salmon Society and the SOS Marine Conservation Foundation, the BC Treaty Commission agrees that the recommendations of the Cohen Inquiry—released 12 months ago today—need to be acted upon by the federal government.
October 8, 2013 The Treaty Commission has released it's 2013 Annual Report on the status of treaty negotiations and the state of the BC treaty process.
October 7, 2013 VICTORIA - Is BC committed to long-term solutions? Is Canada committed to negotiating in good faith? Are First Nations committed to solving territorial disputes? The BC Treaty Commission has no choice but to ask these questions due to constant delays that affect the momentum of the treaty negotiations process.
October 3, 2013 The BC Treaty Commission will release their 2013 annual report, Pathways to Change, on Tuesday, October 8, at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. Members of the media are invited to attend to hear from the Treaty Commission about the urgent need for all Parties to the BC treaty negotiations process to refocus their efforts toward meaningful negotiations.
June 13, 2013VANCOUVER - With the recent appointment of Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, John Rustad, last week's election of the First Nations Summit Task group and the February appointment of Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Bernard Valcourt, the Treaty Commission today congratulates these leaders and looks forward to seeing a new dynamic in treaty negotiations.