Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society

Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society

The Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society (LKTS) negotiates on behalf of the We Wai Kai Nation. The LKTS table is in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude a treaty. In 2019 the parties signed the Tripartite Commitment Agreement: We Wai Kai Transition to Stage 5 Negotiations Under the BC Treaty Process. For an update on the table please refer to our latest annual report. 

We Wai Kai Nation represents the Cape Mudge Band. We Wai Kai entered the treaty negotiations process as part of the Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society (formerly the Kwakiutl Laich-Kwil-Tach Council of Chiefs), and began negotiating separately in 2014. Its traditional territory is around Campbell River, Quadra Island, and surrounding inlets. There are approximately 1,165 members.

We Wai Kai has overlapping and/or shared territory with its First Nation neighbours: Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala, Homalco, Klahoose, K’ómoks, Kwiakah, MamalilikullaQwe’Qwa’Sot’Em,’Namgis, Snaw-naw-AS, Qualicum, Tla’amin, Tlowitsis, Snuneymuxw, and Wei Wai Kum.

BC Treaty Commission Contacts

Francis Frank , 604 482 9200
Commissioner
Carmen Watson , 604 482 9223
Process

Contacts Information

664 Seahawk Drive
Campbell River, BC V9H 1V8
Phone: 250 287 9460
Fax: 250 287 9469

Current Negotiations

Stage 5

Negotiation Stage Process

Stage 1: Statement of Intent
SOI Map * This SOI is under amendment at request of the First Nation
Stage 2: Readiness
Readiness documents accepted as complete
First Nation
04/09/97
BC
08/13/97
Canada
08/13/97
Table Declared Ready
08/13/97
Tripartite Procedural Agreements Signed
Procedures Agreement
07/22/97
Information Sharing Principles
07/22/97
Stage 3: Framework Agreement
Initialled
05/21/98
Signed
08/19/98
Stage 4: Agreement-in-Principle
Initialled
Signed
Stage 5: Final Agreement
Initialled
Signed
Stage 6: Treaty Implemented

Address

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

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