Treaties

Treaties can be an important legal vehicle for First Nations.

Treaty Related Policy Papers from the Union of BC Municipalities

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities has a list of policy papers about treaties and how they relate to municipalities at Featured Policy Topics: First Nations Relations:

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The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) project

The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) project is an ARC Linkage project examining treaty and agreement-making with Indigenous Australians and the nature of the cultural, social and legal rights encompassed by past, present and potential agreements and treaties.

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The Douglas Treaties (1850 - 1854)

A description of the Douglas Treaties on Vancouver Island, published by the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/history/douglas.htm

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Six-Stage Treaty Negotiation Process

British Columbia Treaty Commission Agreement Six-Stage Treaty Process

The six-stage treaty process is set out in the BC Claims Task Force Report of 1991 and incorporated in the tripartite British Columbia Treaty Commission Agreement of 1992. The process is voluntary and open to all First Nations in British Columbia.

Stage 1 – Statement of intent to negotiate
Stage 2 – Readiness to negotiate
Stage 3 – Negotiation of a framework agreement
Stage 4 – Negotiation of an agreement in principle
Stage 5 – Negotiation to finalize a treaty
Stage 6 – Implementation of the treaty

http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr//negotiation/process/six_stage_process.htm

 

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