Status of Negotiations

There are 58 negotiation tables in the British Columbia treaty process representing 108 First Nations. Combined, these tables represent about two-thirds of all First Nations people in the province.

To date, three modern treaties have been signed and implemented in British Columbia. The Nisga'a Final Agreement came in effect May 11, 2000, the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement came into effect April 3, 2009, and the Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement came into effect April 1, 2011.

The Yale Final Agreement was signed by the Parties in April 2013; the Effective Date is targeted for April 1, 2016.

The Tla’amin Final Agreement was signed by the Parties in Spring 2014; the Effective Date is targeted for April 1, 2016.

The Lheidli T’enneh Final Agreement was initialed by the Parties in October 2006. Final Agreement negotiations are well underway with In-SHUCK-ch Nation, K'omoks First Nation and Yekooche Nation.

For further information, see the Agreements Under Negotiation section of this site or visit the British Columbia Treaty Commission website.