Treaties and other Negotiations
The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation negotiates treaties to create economic certainty over Crown land and resources and to improve the lives of First Nations. Treaties and other agreements stimulate investment, create jobs and expand economies in communities throughout British Columbia and provide a better quality of life for Aboriginal people.
The Ministry leads the province's participation in Final Agreement and advanced Agreement-in-Principle negotiations, interim measures and other agreements with First Nations and the federal government on lands and resources, governance, fiscal relations and capacity-building. It works with Aboriginal leaders, government agencies, industry, local government and the public to build support for negotiated agreements and coordinates the cross-government implementation of treaties and other agreements as they are concluded.