Treaties and Self-Government in British Columbia

The governments of Canada and British Columbia (BC), and many BC First Nations are negotiating modern treaties under the British Columbia treaty process. Treaties and Aboriginal Government - Negotiations West (formerly The Federal Treaty Negotiation Office) represents all Canadians and federal government departments and agencies in the negotiations.

By concluding treaties in BC, the Parties seek to build new relationships with First Nations, achieve certainty over ownership and use and management of land and resources, and enhance economic opportunities for First Nations, British Columbians and all Canadians.

At this site, you can learn more about why and how we are negotiating treaties and what's being negotiated. You can also learn about recent developments in negotiations.

For further information, contact Indian and Northern Affairs Canada at:

Phone: (toll-free) 1-800-567-9604
TTY: (toll-free) 1-866-553-0554

For more information on other organisations involved in the treaty negotiation process, please click on the links below: