The Department of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation negotiates contracts to ensure economic security for the Crown and resources and improve the lives of First Nations. Contracts and other agreements encourage investment, create jobs and expand the economy in communities across British Columbia, and provide a better quality of life for Aboriginal people. Non-contract treaties and agreements are essential aspects of this government`s vision for a strong economy and security for all Colombians. The BCTC is helping to advance reconciliation through the treaty process within CCcs by ensuring that the work of the parties is effective and that progress is made. Treaties anchor reconciliation between First Nations, Canada and British Columbia. Treaties are protected by the Constitution, agreements between the government and the government that define, define and implement a number of rights and obligations and create binding long-term commitments for both parties. The treaties negotiated through the BC treaty negotiation process are tripartite agreements between the governments of Canada, British Columbia and a First Nation. The purpose of the treaties is reconciliation. Create a new relationship based on mutual trust, respect and understanding. The certainty of this relationship is another objective. “Fish is at the heart of the culture and livelihoods of many First Nations on the coast.
That is why it is so important to work together and to make agreements like this, that advance fisheries management and recognize the crucial partnership role that First Nations communities like the United Nations must play. Increased access to economic opportunities on the north and central coast supports the Healthy and Self-sustaining Coastal Communities of the First Nation. The ministry is leading the province`s participation in the final agreement and advanced negotiations on principle, interim measures and other agreements with First Nations and the federal government on land and resources, governance, fiscal relations and capacity building. It works with indigenous leaders, government authorities, industry, municipal government and the public to support negotiated agreements and coordinates the implementation of treaties and other agreements between governments as they are concluded. The provincial government`s relationship with First Nations in B.C is based on respect, recognition and complacency of Aboriginal titles and rights; Respecting each other`s laws and responsibilities and for the reconciliation of aboriginal titles and jurisdictions and the crown. The province has several agreements with First Nations in B.C that create the possibility of comprehensive and lasting reconciliation. What security really means is predictability, familiarity that develops from a history of collaboration. Through interim agreements, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities can now begin to establish mutually beneficial governance agreements, trade relations, land management processes and other cooperative relationships. Contracts are not final in the sense that they must be a permanent relationship between the parties.
The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation leads the B.C.-Government for Reconciliation with First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples of British Columbia. Learn how we actively support reconciliation by strengthening relations with Aboriginal peoples through treaties and other long-term agreements in British Columbia and Yukon. Find out how the modernized Fisheries Act supports reconciliation with indigenous peoples The Treaty Commission is not involved in negotiations and does not negotiate any treaty.