Klahoose First Nation
: 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 eight member-bands are all participating in the BC treaty process either independently or as part of a treaty group.
:Main community is on the east shore of Cortes
Island, on Fork Indian Reserve #7, approximately 30 km from
Campbell River, between north-central Vancouver Island and
the mainland. (10 reserves on 1,357.6 hectares.)
Number of Band Members: 294 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and
Residence December 2006, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
The Klahoose First Nation entered the treaty process in August 1994, and is in Stage 4 of the six-stage process, negotiating an agreement in principle.
On March 5, 2009, the Klahoose First Nation signed an Incremental Treaty Agreement to support their progress towards a Final Agreement.
Klahoose First Nation Incremental Treaty Agreement
As dates are established for open public meetings, they will be publicized through the local media and posted on the B.C. Treaty Commission Website Negotiations Calendar.