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We are the Lheidli T’enneh.

We have been leaders in the effort to have B.C. Aboriginal rights and land title recognized and in 2006, after years of negotiation, a Final Agreement was reached with the governments of Canada and British Columbia, and a Constitution was drafted that would allow the Lheidli T’enneh to govern ourselves.

In 2007, the membership of the Lheidli T’enneh voted on the Final Agreement and Constitution. The Constitution was accepted, but the Final Agreement was not.

Since then, many have worked to listen, learn and understand why the Final Agreement... read more

Welcome to, a website dedicated to providing information on the Lheidli t'enneh Final Agreement Decision.

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See what people are asking about the Lheidli T’enneh Final Agreement Decision

  • Yes. Although the Indian Act will no longer apply, the federal government is still responsible for funding First Nations under treaty, and still keeps track of who is eligible for Indian status. Under treaty, any members of Lheidli T’enneh eligible for Indian status will continue to receive extended health benefits and funding for post-secondary education in the same way as other status Indians. Other revenues may provide opportunities to extend these benefits to non-status members and others. The federal government has never excluded off-reserve members from educational benefits.

  • Specific Claims are claims that First Nations make against the Government of Canada. They often deal with past wrongs against First Nations and commonly involve Canada’s obligations under historic treaties or with the way it managed First Nation funds or assets.