As part of its public education and information mandate, the BC Treaty Commission occasionally hosts or partners on conferences and forums. The Commission aims to share information, raise awareness and educate, inform and support building capacity within First Nations approaching self-governance and treaty implementation. Conferences offer attendees many advantages, such as opportunities to hear from multiple voices and chances to engage with one another in person on good practices and challenges.
In this section, you will find information shared at conferences, some will include presentations and videos. Please select conference/forums from the left column.
Multi-Community Governance & Treaty Forum presentations, including videos on: nationhood; First Nations governance models and mecanisms; constitution building, etc.
Modern Treaty Self Governance Forum presentations on: treaty imlementation experiences and challenges, Treaty First Nations govenance, Nation building, scoio-economic benefits of treaty, and Nation-to-Nation protocols on overlapping and shared territories, etc.
Ratification Forum includes presentations on: First Nations' ratification experiences, lessons learned, dispelling misinformation, etc.
Beyond Section 35 BC Symposium the Treaty Commission partnered with the Institute on Governance to engage in discussions around: section 35 of the Constitution Act, beyond litigation, frameworks for a New Relationship and Reconciliation, etc.
Forging Linkages and Finding Solutions discussions on: governance, economic development and capcity-building, etc.
Preparing for the Day After Treaty discussions and presentations on: effective negotiations, ratification, expereinces from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nisga'a Lisims Government, Grand Council of Crees, etc.