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 mechanisms; constitution building, etc.

Modern Treaty Self Governance Forum 

Presentations on: treaty implementation experiences and challenges, Treaty First Nations convenance, Nation building, scoio-economic benefits of treaty, and Nation-to-Nation protocols on overlapping and shared territories, etc.

Ratification Forum 

Bringing together First Nations and representatives from Elections BC to share information 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, experiences from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nisga'a Lisims Government, Grand Council of Crees, etc. 



700-1111 Melville Street
Vancouver BC
V6E 3V6
604 482 9200

Sign Up for BCTC News