Homalco Indian Band
: Negotiating a comprehensive treaty settlement within the British Columbia Treaty Commission six-stage treaty process.
:> Negotiating independently with Canada and British Columbia. Affiliated with the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council, whose nine members are negotiating comprehensive treaty agreements within the B.C. treaty process, either independently or with various treaty groups.
Location : Historically, most of the villages were on Calm Channel, approximately 35 km northeast of Campbell River, between Vancouver Island and the mainland. The main community and Band office is located just south of Campbell River. (12 reserves on 686.9 hectares.)
Number of Band Members: 467 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and
Residence December 2006, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
The Homalco Indian Band entered the treaty process in December 1993, and is now in Stage 4 of the six-stage process, negotiating an agreement in principle (AIP).
The parties at the treaty table continue to work on AIP chapters.
The Homalco Indian Band received economic development funding over three years ending March 31, 2005, to support Homalco in working with forest licensees on multi-year timber access agreements. The purpose is to achieve consistent terms across all licensees and to gain secure, cumulative access to 100,000 m3 covered by an agreement with the Ministry of Forests combining the new agreements.
As dates are established for open public meetings, they will be publicized through the local media and on the British Columbia Treaty Commission website Negotiations Calendar.