Modern Treaties

Modern treaties are negotiated amongst the governments of Canada, British Columbia and First Nations in BC. Treaties are grounded in the recognition of the Indigenous rights; reconcile pre-existing Indigenous sovereignty with assumed Crown sovereignty; do not extinguish the rights, including title, in form or result; and are able to evolve over time based on the co-existence of Crown and Indigenous governments and the ongoing process of reconciliation of preexisting Indigenous sovereignty with assumed Crown sovereignty. 

Treaty Negotiations Process

Pleae see the Negotiations Process page, which sets out the BC Treaty Commission's policies and procedures for Stages 1 - 4 of the six-stage treaty negotiations process.

It also sets out the Treaty Commission's basic policies on Dispute Resolution and Interim Measures.



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

Sign Up for BCTC News