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Treaty Negotiations

Treaty Negotiations

The section contains specific information about the CSTC treaty negotiations and some information about treaty negotiations generally.  The member First Nations of the CSTC have designated the CSTC to coordinate the negotiations with government (BC & Canada).  The CSTC has been in negotiations with government since 1993 when the CSTC filed a Statement of Intent under the BC Treaty Commission process.  14 years have passed and no treaty has been signed.  The CSTC has accumulated a debt of over $14 million dollars (CAN).  These funds were aquired through a loan with the government.  We borrowed this money because we thought we could resolve our greivances with government and build our governance authority to our unceded territories.  After recent discussions, reports and decisions across BC, this may be proving to difficult unless directives and policies of government do not change.

Recent letters from CSTC to government outline some of our ligitimate and serious concerns:

Letter from CSTC to Prime Minister Stephan Harper - May 30, 2007 - RE: Carrier Sekani Land and Governance Grievances (800 KB)

Letter from CSTC to Honorable Minister Jim Prentice (INAC) - May 30, 2007 - RE: Carrier Sekani Land and Governance Grievances (488 KB)

Letter from CSTC to Premier Gordan Campbell - May 30, 2007 - RE: Carrier Sekani Land and Governance Grievances (557 KB)

Letter from CSTC to Honorable Minister Micheal de Jong (Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation) - RE: Carrier Sekani Land and Governance Grievances (594 KB)


Auditor General Reports

Recent reports by both the Auditor General of Canada and BC have reviewed the progress of treaty negotiations in BC and have made several recommendations:

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons - Chapter 7: Federal Participation in the BC Treaty Process - INAC (December 2006) (431 KB)

Report of the BC Auditor General - Treaty Negotiations in BC: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of BC’s Management & Administrative Processes (Nov. 2006) (846 KB)