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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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April 10, 2015
VANCOUVER – Wednesday, April 9, 2015 marks an important day for the five communities that make up the Te'Mexw Treaty Association, and for Canada and British Columbia.
April 8, 2015
VANCOUVER – Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Recently there have been incorrect reports about the number of First Nations in the treaty negotiations process and the amount of money spent.
April 2, 2015
VANCOUVER – Thursday, April 2, 2015. The Treaty Commission is encouraged with the release of the report by Ministerial Special Representative, Douglas R. Eyford, on renewing the Comprehensive Land Claims Policy, A New Direction: Advancing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
March 26, 2015
VANCOUVER – Thursday, March 26, 2015. "It is troubling to hear such a fundamental disconnect on critically important negotiations that affect the very future of this Province. These are negotiations -- legal and constitutional negotiations," said Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre in reaction to statements yesterday from the Premier.
March 19, 2015
VANCOUVER – Thursday, March 19, 2015. Yesterday the Treaty Commission learned that the Government of British Columbia will not move forward with the appointment of George Abbot, who was selected six months ago as the next Cheif Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission.