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A group of men in traditional Indigenous regalia, holding copies of the Delgammukw Decision stand facing forward. Text along the bottom reads "December 11, 2022 25th Anniversary of the Historic Delgamuukw Decision"
25th Anniversary of Historic Delgamuukw Decision
This week, the BC Treaty Commission highlights the upcoming 25th anniversary of the historic Delgamuukw v. British Columbia Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision. In 1984, the hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan (Gitksan) and Wet’suwet’en Nations filed a land title action to claim 58,000 hectares of land. Gitxsan Hereditary Chief Simo’ogyet Delgamuukw (Earl Muldoe) and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Dini ze’ Gisday’ wa (Alfred Joseph) were claimants who filed on behalf of their Nations and Houses...
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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022
  National Indigenous History Month June marks National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Canadians to commemorate the rich heritage, diversity, and histories of Indigenous, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples across the country. Celebratory events are happening nationwide and across the province. All month long you can take a free Decolonization Tour at UBC, attend art exhibitions, watch paddle carving, learn from online resources and check out the National Film Board’s free films....
Treaty Anniversary Week
Treaty Anniversary Week
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2021 Year In Review
Innovations in Negotiations Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, negotiating tables have continued to make progress and significant innovations were achieved over the last year. Four innovative tripartite agreements were reached in 2021: Tlowitsis Nation Transition to Stage 5 Memorandum of Understanding, Snuneymuxw Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, Gitanyow Governance Accord, and the Haida GayGahlda “Changing Tide” Framework for Reconciliation. These four agreements, signed...
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Truth and Reconciliation Week
Need to talk? The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day. Call toll free at 1-866-925-4419.   From September 27th – October 1st, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is hosting Truth and Reconciliation Week. This five-day online event will continue important conversations on topics such as the truths of Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Metis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. The event is free and open to the public; everyone is...
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International Indigenous People's Day
Photo via August 9th is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is an important time to raise awareness of the needs of Indigenous peoples globally. Established by the United Nations General Assembly through resolution 49/214 in 1994, August 9th marks the day the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and...
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: 94 Calls to Action
94 Calls to Action
Need to talk? The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day. Call toll free at 1-866-925-4419.   June is National Indigenous History Month, and we encourage everyone to reflect and find ways to honour Indigenous peoples, including residential school survivors. Take time to learn about residential schools, our shared colonial history, and the impacts that are continuing today. June 2nd, 2021 marked the sixth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...
National Indigenous History Month & National Indigenous Peoples Day
Celebrating Indigeneity
National Indigenous History Month is a time for all people in Canada to reflect on the important ongoing work of reconciliation. It is a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Metis, and to recognize the sacrifices and strength of their communities. June 2021 is the 12th year Canada has celebrated National Indigenous History Month. There are many celebrations and events being hosted across Canada to commemorate Indigenous...
Treaty Anniversaries
Treaty Anniversaries
This month we celebrate the anniversaries of the Maa-nulth, Tsawwassen, and Tla’amin treaties. We commend the signatories of the treaties for their leadership and ongoing partnership in self-governance, reconciliation, and cooperation for the betterment of all. Modern treaties are constitutionally entrenched, living agreements between First Nations, Canada and British Columbia. Treaties recognize and protect Indigenous title and rights and establish a partnership of sharing sovereignty. Over...
Third National Treaty Simulation
3rd National Treaty Simulation
Promoting youth engagement with treaties is an essential element of the BC Treaty Commission’s mandate to support public education about modern treaties and reconciliation. The leadership and contributions of young emerging leaders are crucial to the success of negotiating, ratifying, and implementing modern treaties. Intergenerational knowledge transfer through exposure and engagement with the treaty making process is an invaluable asset and prepares the next generation of leaders who will...


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