One People, Moving Forward Together
An overview of the Lheidli T'enneh FInal Agreement Decision.
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The Final Agreement: A Look Inside
A look inside the Lheidli T'enneh Final Agreement. What is the Final Agreement about? Where did it come from? What is in it?
Find out more about the Lheidli T'enneh Final Agreement.
Benefits and Limitations of the Final Agreement
The Lheidli T’enneh Final Agreement offers us a clear path for our future, defines our land ownership and rights, allows us to govern ourselves, protects our culture, and provides us ways to grow in the future. But it also has limitations.
Find out more about benefits and limitations of the Final Agreement.
Other First Nations have taken different paths to achieve their social, economic, and cultural goals. Each of these options has its limitations and challenges.
Find out more about alternative paths.
Our Land, Our Opportunity
The Lheidli T'enneh Final Agreement gives us the power and authority to govern our own affairs. It also gives us clear rights to and ownership of land. Together, these give us tremendous opportunities to grow our economic prosperity in the future.
Find out more about our land.
Hunting and Fishing
If the Final Agreement is accepted, Lheidli T’enneh members will continue to have the right to hunt and fish in our traditional areas. While we will not make the laws about conservation, we will have a say in those laws.
Find out more about hunting and fishing.
Tools for Modern Government
The Final Agreement is a path to self-government and self-determination for the Lheidli T’enneh. It offers us a road-map toward increased prosperity and self-reliance now and into the future. It gives us the financial means to set our own course. It puts in place the modern tools we need to govern and to build strong working relationships with other governments.
Find out more about tools for modern government.
Culture and Heritage
The Lheidli T’enneh are the best stewards of our culture and heritage, and the Final Agreement empowers the Lheidli T’enneh government to enact laws to conserve, protect and manage our culture and heritage.
Find out more about culture and heritage.
As an Aboriginal people, we have a right to govern ourselves. A key part of the Final Agreement sets the foundation for a Lheidli T’enneh government which will be steered by our own Constitution.
Find out more about our government.
As we consider the Final Agreement as a path to self-government, we are talking about our choices. In doing so, we know that there are neighbouring First Nations who claim rights within parts of our traditional territory.
Find out more about shared territories.
A Specific Claim: Fort George IR#1
The surrender of our land at Fort George IR#1 remains an injustice that more than 100 years later still requires resolution. Although the Final Agreement reconciles many issues between Lheidli T’enneh and the governments of British Columbia and Canada, this remains an important, unanswered claim not addressed by the Agreement. The Final Agreement does not affect our Specific Claim and continuing effort to right this historic wrong.
Find out more about specific claims.
Nationhood Keynote | Satsan (Herb George) | Multi-Community Governance Forum
Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Satsan (Herb George) gives the Nationhood keynote address on day one of the Treaty Commission's Multi-Community First Nations Governance and Treaty Forum (March 2, 2016). Forum agenda and powerpoints: http://www.bctreaty.ca/files/forum-materials_multi-community.php
Shared with permission from the BC Treaty Commission.
Nisga'a Lisims Government Governance Models and Mechanisms | Multi-Community Governance Forum
Nisga'a Lisims Government Executive Chairperson Kevin McKay's presentation on day two of the Treaty Commission's Multi-Community First Nations Governance and Treaty Forum (March 3, 2016). Forum agenda and powerpoints:http://www.bctreaty.ca/files/forum-materials_multi-community.php
Shared with permission of the BC Treaty Commission.