Governments say accord to transform treaty negotiations – E-Know.ca

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201836 Views

December 06, 2018

The Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the First Nations Summit (the Principals) have taken an important step to move forward as partners in transforming treaty negotiations and advancing reconciliation with First Nations in British Columbia.

Grand Chief Edward John, Cheryl Casimer (pictured above) and Robert Phillips of the First Nations Summit; Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Scott Fraser, British Columbia’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, signed the Principals’ Accord on Transforming Treaty Negotiations in British Columbia on Dec. 1. Casimer is an ?aq’am community member and former chief.

Through the Accord, the Principals recognize the need for a different approach to treaty negotiations to get results in a shorter timeframe that lead to prosperous, healthy and self-determining Indigenous communities, a Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, First Nations Summit and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada joint media release related.

Read More: https://www.e-know.ca/regions/ktunaxa-nation/governments-say-accord-to-transform-treaty-negotiations/

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