Current Reports and Publications

   

Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement Implementation Report 2012/13

Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement Implementation Report 2012/13

The 2012/13 report covers the activities and progress of the Parties in implementing the treaty in these areas: Maa-nulth First Nations Lands and Resources, Fisheries, Governance, and Financial Matters. It also outlines specific activities undertaken by each of the five Maa-nulth First Nations. The Maa-nulth First Nations treaty legally took effect on April 1, 2011 as Vancouver Island's first treaty and the first multi-nation treaty negotiated under the B.C. Treaty Commission process.

   

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2012/13

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2012/13

The 2013/14 report covers the activities and progress of the Parties in implementing the treaty in these areas: Tsawwassen First Nation Lands, Natural Resources, Governance, Programs and Services, and Finance. The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement came into effect on April 3, 2009. As well as being the first urban treaty in British Columbia, it is the first modern treaty negotiated under the B.C. Treaty Commission process.

   

Nisga'a Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011/12

Nisga'a Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011/12

The 2011/12 report includes activities and reports on progress in the following implementation areas: Nisga'a Culture and Heritage, Nisga'a Education, the Nisga'a Economy, Communications and Intergovernmental Relations, Nisga'a Programs and Services, and financial reporting of the Nisga'a Lisims Government. The Nisga'a Final Agreement came into effect on May 11, 2000 and is the first treaty in British Columbia to provide constitutional certainty in respect to an Aboriginal people's right to self-government.

   

New Relationships with Aboriginal people and Communitiies in B.C.: Measuring outcomes 2011–2012

New Relationships with Aboriginal people and Communities in B.C.: Measuring outcomes 2011-2012

The Measuring Outcomes report addresses a provincial commitment to track the social and economic outcomes of Aboriginal people in B.C. in order to measure progress toward closing the socio-economic gaps that exist between Aboriginal people and other British Columbians.

   

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011–2012

Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011–2012

The report covers the activities of the treaty implementation committee, and other matters, including lands and resources, governance, legislation, programs and services.

The Maa-nulth First Nations treaty legally took effect on April 1, 2011, establishing certainty with respect to Aboriginal rights and title and providing economic benefits to the five signatories - Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations, Toquaht Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe, and Yuʔłuʔiłʔath, formerly Ucluelet First Nation.

   

Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan 2012/13 Year End Report Highlights

Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan 2012/13 Year End Report Highlights

This document summarizes the 2012/13 Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan Year End Report and highlights the successes of the Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan.

   

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011–2012

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011–2012

The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011–2012 provides information on implementation of British Columbia's first urban treaty. The report covers the activities of the treaty implementation committee, and other matters, including land-use planning, development, natural resources and governance. The Tsawwassen First Nation treaty came into effect on April 3, 2009. As well as being the first urban treaty in B.C., it is the first modern treaty negotiated under the B.C. Treaty Commission process.

   

Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP) - 2012-2013 Year-end Report

Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP)
2012-2013 Year-end Report

B.C.'s throne-speech commitment to develop an Off-reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP) is on track and moving forward, according to the ORAAP 2012-13 Year-End Report. The report details progress to date toward reaching innovative solutions to address key socio-economic challenges facing British Columbia's Aboriginal people living off-reserve/urban areas including a summary of five ORAAP community pilots in Vancouver, Surrey, Prince George, Kamloops and Duncan.

   

A path forward

A Path Forward: A resource guide to support Treaty First Nation, regional district and local government collaboration and planning – September 2012

The guide recognizes the evolution of the treaty process and the need for treaty settlements to be accepted and implemented at the community level in order to be successful. It also provides a practical framework for creating and strengthening collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships between First Nations, local governments and regional districts.

These collaborative relationships promote resilient communities throughout B.C. and help to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal British Columbians, which will in turn promote opportunities to engage with First Nations, create jobs and economic opportunities and help build a better future for communities across B.C.

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New Relationships with Aboriginal People and Communities in British Columbia
Annual Report on Progress 2011 - 12

The report, which spans the 2011/12 fiscal year, highlights initiatives enabled through partnerships between the province, First Nations, Métis and Aboriginal people and organizations to improve social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people across B.C.

   

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New Relationships with Aboriginal People and Communities in B.C. – 2010-11

A snapshot of progress made during the 2010/11 fiscal year, from April 2010 to March 2011, including highlights, foundational achievements, strategies for the future, and measures.

   

   
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Collaboration to End Violence: National Aboriginal Women's Forum: Report on Outcomes and Recommendations from Working Sessions

xʷsimíwən ct ʔiʔ θəyθət ct
We are courageous and we are healing ourselves.

The Collaboration to End Violence: National Aboriginal Women's Forum was held in Vancouver, June 15-17, 2011

   

   
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Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2009/10

The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement is B.C.’s first modern urban treaty and the first treaty completed under the BC Treaty Commission process. The governments of Canada, British Columbia and the Tsawwassen First Nation are partners in the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement, which comprises a land claim and self-government agreement. The Treaty came into force on the Effective Date on April 3, 2009.

A tri-partite committee was formed to provide a forum to discuss and facilitate the implementation of the Treaty. This report summarizes the progress made in the first year of the Treaty, from April 3, 2009 to March 31, 2010.

   

   
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Guide to Aboriginal Organizations and Services

The Guide is a provincial resource listing of 800 community-based services and organizations referenced in 1100 entries–most of which are Aboriginal controlled and operate on a not-for-profit basis. It is based on the most current information available at the time of printing.

The Guide is also a means by which other community service organizations, government ministries and agencies, and non-Aboriginal citizens may become knowledgeable about the scope of Aboriginal services and organizations.

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Measuring Outcomes 2010-11

Measuring outcomes report for the New Relationship, Transformative Change Accord and Métis Nation Relationship Accord.

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Updated Procedures for Meeting Legal Obligations When Consulting First Nations

This document describes B.C.'s updated approach to consultation with First Nations where a proposed decision or activity by the Province may affect claimed or proven Aboriginal rights (including title) or treaty rights.

 

   

   
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Aboriginal Affairs Working Group Report

A Framework for Action in Education, Economic Development and Violence Against Aboriginal Women & Girls prepared by the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.

 

   

   
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The New Relationship Review – Minister Abbott's Newsletter – Summer 2010

A summer update from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Highlights include the renaming of Haida Gwaii, signing a final agreement with three of the Treaty 8 First Nations, Four Host First Nations Day and more.

 

   

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New Relationships with Aboriginal People and Communities in British Columbia Annual Report on Progress 2009 - 10

This report provides a snapshot of progress made during the 2009/10 fiscal year, from April 2009 to March 2010, including highlights, foundational achievements, strategies for the future, and measures.

 

   

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New Relationships with Aboriginal People and Communities in B.C. – 2008-09

A progress report on the New Relationship and Transformative Change Accord, including plans and strategies being implemented by government, First Nations, and Métis, as well as achievements resulting from their efforts. Includes community perspectives.

   

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Discussion Paper on Instructions for Implementing the New Relationship

In 2005 the Province and the First Nations Leadership Council entered into a New Relationship based on respect, recognition and accommodation of aboriginal title and rights; respect for each others respective laws and responsibilities; and for the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Crown titles and jurisdictions. The parties agreed to establish new processes and institutions for shared decision-making regarding land and resources and for revenue and benefit sharing.

   

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Aboriginal Employment Community Engagement Summary Report

This summary report provides information on best practices and gaps in current Aboriginal employment programming in British Columbia, as provided by a variety of Aboriginal employment stakeholders in focus groups, interviews and surveys that took place in November and December 2008.

   

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The New Relationship Review – Minister de Jong's Newsletter - Spring 2009

A Spring update from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Highlights include: B.C. Treaty Momentum, the First-Ever B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards Honour Achievements in Business, and more.

 

   

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New Relationships with Aboriginal People and Communities in British Columbia Annual Report on Progress 2007 - 08

This report captures progress being made under the New Relationship in the 2007-08 fiscal year, including plans and strategies being implemented by government, First Nations, and Métis, as well as achievements resulting from their efforts.

   

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The New Relationship Review – Minister de Jong's Newsletter - Summer/Fall 2008

A Summer/Fall update from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Highlights include: Maa-nulth Final Agreement tour, Aboriginal Leaders gathering, NAIG 2008, and more.

   

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The New Relationship Review – Minister de Jong's Newsletter – Spring 2008

The first e–newsletter from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Highlights include: The Musqueam Reconciliation, Settlement and Benefits Agreement, support for the Stehiyáq Healing and Wellness Village, the Economic Benefits Agreement between the Province of British Columbia and four Treaty 8 First Nations, and more.

   

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The New Relationship Review – Special Edition 2007

A review of six First Nations who achieved historical treaty success in 2007.

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The New Relationship Review – Minister de Jong's Newsletter – Fall 2007

6 page update from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation for Fall 2007. Highlights include: Nisga’a hosting First Nations treaty tours, National Aboriginal Day, land use agreements, and more.

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The New Relationship: Opportunities for Local Governments - September 2007

10 pages detailing the progress of The New Relationship and the advancements that are beginning to close gaps and shape a bright future for all British Columbians.

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New Relationship Review – Minister de Jong's Newsletter – Summer 2007

4 page update from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation for Summer 2007. Highlights include: Reconciliation in action, removal of murals in British Columbia Legislature, first National Summit on Aboriginal Health, and more.

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New Relationship Brochure – Oct 2006

18 pages highlighting many of the Province’s achievements in ensuring a more inclusive and prosperous future for all British Columbians.

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The New Relationship Progress Report – August 2006

The second New Relationship Progress Report issued jointly by the First Nations Leadership Council and the provincial government.

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The New Relationship Progress Report – April 2006

Volume 1, Issue 1. This is the first New Relationship Progress Report issued jointly by the First Nations Leadership Council and the provincial government.

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The New Relationship Brochure – April 2006

The vision, overview, goals and progress of The New Relationship and Transformative Change Accord.

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