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

  • Just as we have the right to hunt and fish on other’s lands, the Final Agreement requires us to ensure there is reasonable access for the public on Lheidli T’enneh lands for hiking, canoeing, and other recreational activities. We can, however, regulate and limit hunting and fishing on Lheidli T’enneh Lands.

    Leases and licences to other users of Lheidli T’enneh Lands will also remain in force after the Agreement comes into effect.

  • The Final Agreement provides funding, which includes:

    • A one-time lump sum settlement of more than $18 million to be paid over a 10 year period
    • Enhanced annual block funding for programs and services like education and community health services under a side agreement that will be re-negotiated every five years
    • $12.1 million one-time funding to help set up a new Lheidli T’enneh government, for treaty management and for land, resource and fisheries management
    • The Lheidli T’enneh government will also share in the wealth from the resources of British Columbia through a fifty-year Resource Revenue Sharing agreement