The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation leads the province's participation for Treaty negotiations, interim measures and other agreements with First Nations and the federal government.
First Nations engagement, through negotiation, is pivotal to the well being to Aboriginal Interests, business and citizens.
Government builds relationships with Aboriginal people and communities. Working with First Nations and Aboriginal community leaders, focusing collective efforts on closing the socio-economic gaps that separate Aboriginal people from other British Columbians, and building a province where everyone can fully participate in a prosperous economy.
Three initiatives provide the foundation for improved relations
between government, Aboriginal people and communities throughout the province. The New Relationship vision statement, Transformative Change Accord and the Métis Nation Relationship Accord, establishes mutually agreed objectives to achieve long-term societal change toward forging a
path to dramatically improve the lives of Aboriginal people and build
healthier communities that benefit all British Columbians.
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.