Results-Based Approach to Treaty and Self-Government Negotiations
The Government of Canada is moving toward a results-based approach to its participation in treaty and self-government negotiations. This new approach responds to past calls for change. The goal is to create results-based negotiations by focusing resources on the most productive tables, promoting alternative measures, when appropriate, and streamlining processes. As a first step to achieve these goals, the Government of Canada will engage with its negotiating partners across the country in the coming months.
You may also be interested in:
- News release announcing the new approach
- Learn more about past calls for change and plans to accelerate progress
- Consult these Frequently Asked Questions
- Find out more about recent progress achieved with partners
- Explore this map to learn about where negotiations are taking place across the country or review this list of negotiating tables.
General Background Information
- What are modern treaties and self-government agreements?
- What are the economic benefits of concluded agreements?
- What is the average length of negotiations? What about negotiations by region?
- Review this chart showing how many tables are at the different stages of the process.
- View videos highlighting agreements concluded in the Yukon and with First Nations in BC, including Westbank and Nisga'a .
- Fact Sheet - Certainty in Treaty Negotiations
- Fact Sheet - What are Overlaps and What is Canada's Role in their Resolution?
Recent Progress Achieved with Partners
- Canada and Nova Scotia Sign First of its Kind Memorandum of Understanding on Aboriginal Consultation
- Canada and the Mohawks of Akwesasne Finalize Kawehnoke-Easterbrook Settlement Agreement
- Minister John Duncan Congratulates Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on Successful Self-Government Agreements Community Vote
- Canada, the Province and the Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island Sign Landmark Consultation Agreement
- Sliammon First Nation Ratifies Final Agreement in Historic Vote
- Five More First Nations Take Steps to Support Good Governance, Economic Development and Improved Quality of Life in Their Communities
- Minister Duncan Highlights Importance of Responsible Resource Development for Jobs, Growth And Long-Term Prosperity to British Columbia
- Minister Duncan Meets with Principals to the BC Treaty Process
- Partnership Agreement to Promote the Success of Students of Member Communities of the First Nations Education Council of Quebec
- Minister John Duncan Issues Statement Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Signing of the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement
- The Harper Government Welcomes 18 First Nations to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management
- Government of Canada and British Columbia First Nations Celebrate Resounding Support for New Education Agreement in BC
- K'ómoks First Nation, Canada and British Columbia Take Key Step Toward Treaty and Sign Agreement-in-Principle
- The Harper Government and Whitecap Dakota First Nation Celebrate Signing of Framework Agreement on Self-government
- Crown-First Nations Gathering
- Historic Land Claims Agreement Between Canada, Nunavut and Grand Council of the Crees
- A New Dawn for the Labrador Innu
- Oujé-Bougoumou Status Formalized in Complementary Agreement to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement
- Statement of congratulations by the Honourable John Duncan and MP John Weston on the 25th Anniversary of the Sechelt First Nation Self-government Act
- Canada, Province of New Brunswick and Mi'gmag and Maliseet of New Brunswick Establish Negotiation Process
Negotiating Tables: Key Facts
The statistics included below relate to treaty and self-government tables and are current as of September 2012. Learn more about the stages in the negotiation process or consult this map showing the location of individual negotiating tables across the country.
Figure 1: Approximate Duration of Current Negotiation Tables (%)
Text description of Figure 1 is available on a separate page.
Figure 2: Progress of Claims
Figure 3: By Stage
Text description of Figure 3 is available on a separate page.
Figure 4: By Region
Text description of Figure 4 is available on a separate page.
Figure 5: By Type
Text description of Figure 5 is available on a separate page.
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