The New Relationship vision, the Transformative Change Accord (TCA) and the Métis Nation Relationship Accord (MNRA) embody government’s commitment to closing the socio-economic gaps that exist between Aboriginal people and other British Columbians.
The Province reports progress made under the Accords through reporting on
- New Relationship
- Aboriginal Women and Girls
- Community Engagement
- Economic and Business Development
- Urban and Off-Reserve Aboriginals
- Other areas of interest
New Relationships with Aboriginal People and Communities in British Columbia – Annual Report on Progress, which spans the fiscal year, reports on the partnerships between the province, First Nations, Métis and Aboriginal people and organizations to improve social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people across B.C.
Highlights of their collective efforts include
- Foundational achievements
- Strategies for the future
- Plans and strategies being implemented
- Community perspectives
Annual Progress reports:
- 2012 - 2013 Progress Report
- 2011 - 2012 Progress Report
- 2010 - 2011 Progress Report
- 2009 - 2010 Progress Report
- 2008 - 2009 Progress Report
- 2007 - 2008 Progress Report
- 2006 Progress Report - Vol. 1, Issue 2
- 2006 Progress Report - Vol. 1, Issue 1
- Toward a New Era of Reconciliation with First Nations: A Progress Report June 2004
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.
- New Relationships with Aboriginal people and Communities in British Columbia: Measuring Outcomes - 2011-2012
- Discussion Paper on Instructions for Implementing the New Relationship – 2005
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.
- Multilateral Engagement Report on treaty negotiations and Q's and A's - May 2016: The Multilateral Engagement Process to Improve and Expedite Treaty Negotiations in British Columbia - Proposals for the Principals’ Consideration.
- BC Treaty Range Strategy Report – May 2015 and Open Letter - January 2016: Report by Allan Dobbs, Professional Agrologist, for guidance and policy options for considering third-party interests in Crown range.
- A Path Forward: a resource guide to support Treaty First Nation, regional district, and local government collaboration and planning - 2012. A toolkit created to to help better integrate treaty First Nations into their local regional districts.
- Treaty Settlement Land: The Fiscal Impacts on Local Government – October 24, 2005
- Report by Peter Adams, Victoria Consulting Network Ltd.
- The Benefits and Costs of Treaty Settlements in British Columbia March 1996.
- Financial & Economic Analysis of Treaty Settlements in B.C.Appendices - March 1999
- The Report of the British Columbia Claims Task Force – June 28, 1991: The Report of the British Columbia Claims Task Force by The First Nations of British Columbia, The Government of British Columbia and The Government of Canada.
- Minister's Advisory Council for Aboriginal Women (MACAW) – Annual Report - January 2013
- Collaboration to End Violence National Aboriginal Women's Forum Report on Outcomes and Recommendations from Working Sessions - July 2011
- Aboriginal Affairs Working Group Report – 2010
A Framework for Action in Education, Economic Development and Violence Against Aboriginal Women & Girls prepared by the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.
- Aboriginal Employment Community Engagement Summary Report – 2009
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.
- Evaluations for the Economic Measures Fund – November 15, 2005
Evaluation of the EMF, established by the Ministry to build First Nations economic/business development capacity, increase First Nation’s participation in mainstream economic initiatives and improve the investment climate in B.C.
- Improving Employment Outcomes for Off-Reserve Aboriginal Peoples Protocol Agreement – Signed October 29, 2014. The protocol supports the Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan to better the lives of Aboriginal people and places a strong focus on education, training and jobs.
- Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP) Year-End Summary - 2015/16 - In March of 2015, the ORAAP Provincial Coordination Team began work on a new set of Terms of Reference to better articulate the work going forward for 2015-16 as well as guide future funding decisions.
- Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP) Year-End Summary - 2014/15 - With the theme of “jobs, training and youth” continuing as key community priorities in 2014-15, the focus of the ORAAP work for the for 2014/15 advanced a range of activities to close the socio-economic gaps for Urban Aboriginal and Métis people and promote their greater participation in economy.
- Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP) Year-end Report - 2013/14 - With the theme of "jobs, training and youth" emerging as a key community priority in 2012/13 the focus of the OORAP work for 2013/14 embraced transition from planning to action.
- Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP) Year-end Report - 2012/13 - 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.
- The New Relationship: Opportunities for Local Governments – September 2007
Includes progress of The New Relationship and the advancements that are beginning to close gaps and shape a bright future for all British Columbians.