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

  • Almost a quarter of Lheidli T’enneh land will be located within the city of Prince George. A relationship already exists among Lheidli T’enneh, the City of Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. The Lheidli T’enneh will receive taxes from people who live on our land. A separate agreement will guide how development and management of these lands will be harmonized with the City and Regional District.

  • Indian Act tax exemptions apply to income earned and purchases made on reserve. Any income, investments, and purchases made off-reserve by members are already taxed.

    Eight to 12 years after the Final Agreement comes into effect, however, we will lose our Indian Act tax exemption for income earned and purchases made on reserve land. This is because the land will no longer be Indian Reserve land governed under the Indian Act. However, the income and sales taxes Lheidli T’enneh citizens will pay will go to the Lheidli T’enneh government. The taxes collected will help fund Lheidli T’enneh operations, programs and services, and so our tax money will be returned to work for us through our government