See what people are asking about the Lheidli T’enneh Final Agreement Decision - Benefits and Limitations of the Final Agreement

The Agreement has some limitations:

  • a large part of our traditional territory will continue to be Crown land; we will have harvesting rights, but we will not own all the land, only portions of it
  • we will not manage fish, wildlife and migratory birds on our own; other governments will have this management authority for the benefit of the Lheidli T’enneh and all Canadians
  • the Agreement will be difficult, if not impossible, to change
  • Lheidli T’enneh members will, over time, lose our tax exemption, however the taxes that will be collected will go to the Lheidli T’enneh government to help fund programs and services

The Agreement provides certainty in a number of areas such as land ownership, governance, and harvesting rights, for example, which will allow us to build our future. The Agreement provides some clear and important benefits:

  • clear ownership of Lheidli T’enneh lands
  • defined and protected access to natural resources like timber, oil and gas
  • rights and benefits related to the land, wildlife, and fish throughout the settlement area
  • stable funding to operate a Lheidli T’enneh government and deliver services and programs
  • a Lheidli T’enneh government with authority to make decisions for the benefit of our people