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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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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.
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 BC.
June 30, 2014
VANCOUVER – Monday, June 30, 2014. The Treaty Commission congratulates former Chief Kim Baird
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 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.