Native Land Claims and Treaties in BC


Aboriginal treaties are in the news and all British Columbians should understand what the treaties are about.  Why do we need treaties? What are the land claims all about and what impact will they have on the land and people of British Columbia?

This issue of the Law Connection answers some of those questions and describes the process taking place between First Nations and the provincial and federal governments to reach a settlement of long-standing issues. Teachers can engage students in a mock treaty process by following the lesson plan included in this issue. 

Note that the BC Treaty Commission has a very helpful website on this topic.