Treaty 8 Payments
Treaty 8 was one of the few historical treaties signed with First Nations in BC during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The treaty, which was originally negotiated with Alberta First Nations, was extended to cover part of north eastern BC in 1899. Eight Bands in BC have adhered to the treaty: Blueberry River, Doig River, Fort Nelson, Halfway River, Prophet River, Saulteau, West Moberley Lake, and McLeod Lake (which adhered in March 2000).
Treaty 8 requires the Crown to make annual treaty payments (treaty annuity) to individuals who are registered as an Indian and a member of a band that signed the treaty. Treaty annuities are normally paid in cash at Treaty Day events.
For more information, contact AANDC BC Region main reception and ask to speak to a representative in the Community Development unit.
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