Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations

About Us

The Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations works together to advance and advocate for areas of shared interest relating to the implementation of modern treaties in British Columbia. Membership includes each of the eight Modern Treaty Nations in BC.

The Alliance was established for Modern Treaty Nations in BC to collectively engage at the provincial level. While a Canada-wide coalition of modern treaty indigenous governments and organizations (the Land Claims Agreement Coalition) already exists to advocate for improved treaty implementation at the federal level, modern treaty nations in BC needed an avenue to collectively engage at the provincial level.

The Alliance works on a wide range of issues requiring joint action, including:

  • prioritizing appropriate fiscal arrangements,
  • emphasizing the constitutional nature of our treaty rights, and
  • improving our government-to-government relationship.

The Alliance was formed in July 2018 by:

  • Tsawwassen First Nation
  • Tla’amin Nation
  • Huu-ay-aht First Nations
  • Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’ First Nations
  • Toquaht Nation
  • Uchucklesaht Tribe
  • Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government

Nisa’a Nation joined the Alliance in November 2019.

About Modern Treaty Nations

  • The Nisg̱a’a Treaty came into effect in 2000;
  • The Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty came into effect in 2009;
  • The Maa-nulth Treaty (Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’ First Nations, Toquaht Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe, and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government) came into effect in 2011; and,
  • The Tla’amin Treaty came into effect in 2016.

Under our Modern Treaties, our nations have clear, unique, and constitutionally protected rights which are fundamentally different from indigenous groups with asserted rights.

Poles, New Aiyansh, 2005

Poles, New Aiyansh, 2005

Gary Fiegehen Photography
Courtesy of Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government

Our Members

Our membership includes each of the eight (8) Modern Treaty Nations in British Columbia:

Huuayaht

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Kayukth

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’ First Nations

Nisgaa

Nisg̱a’a Nation

Tlaamin Nation

Tla’amin Nation

Toquaht Nation

Toquaht Nation

Tsawwassen First Nation

Tsawwassen First Nation

Uchucklesaht Tribe

Uchucklesaht Tribe

Yuuluilath Government

Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government

Contact Us

To get in touch with us, please contact the Alliance coordinator at: admin@AllianceBCMTN.ca