Your Voice Our Future

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 yourvoiceourfuture.ca, 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

  • Our relationship with the governments of Canada and British Columbia will change. The Agreement will mean we no longer are subject to the Indian Act. The Lheidli T’enneh will have a fully-empowered and recognized government under law and all three governments will provide services to members of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. Respectful relationships with other First Nations and local municipal governments will also be continued.

  • The Lheidli T’enneh Constitution sets out the rules for the government and creates the rights and freedoms of Lheidli T’enneh citizens.

    The Constitution will be Lheidli T'enneh's highest law and any other Lheidli T'enneh laws that are inconsistent with it will have no force. The Lheidli T’enneh government will be elected by the members. Our Constitution will result in a government that is democratically and financially accountable to Lheidli T’enneh members. The Constitution also sets out checks and balances to control government conduct, and protect Lheidli T’enneh assets and lands.

    When we vote on the Final Agreement, we will also vote on the Constitution. Both of these legal documents need to be approved by our members.