The Royal Proclamation

On October 7, 1763, King George III issued a Royal Proclamation for the administration of British te...
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BC becomes a province of Canada

When BC joined Canada, the province accepted the rights of Aboriginal people as written in the Canadian Constitution and Article...
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Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982

Canada’s Constitution Act Section 35(1) recognizes Aboriginal rights and provides a mechanism for ...
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Kaska Dena Statement of Claim is submitted to Canada

Kaska Dena Council hand delivered a comprehensive land claim to the Kaska territory in BC to the Min...
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Kaska Dena Statement of Claim is accepted by Canada

Canada accepted the Kaska Dena claim for the purposes of negotiation pursuant to Canada’s land cla...
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KDC files a Statement of Intent with the BC Treaty Commission

KDC files a Statement of Intent with the BC Treaty Comm...
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Supreme Court of Canada’s Sparrow decision

In the foundational Sparrow ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that First Nations have an Aboriginal right, as defined in ...
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First Nation Leaders recommend a BC Claims Task Force

Leaders of the First Nations met with the Prime Minister of Canada and then with the ...
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BC Treaty Commission Agreement is signed

The BC Treaty Commission Agreement was signed in a historic ceremony on the ...
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BC Treaty Commission begins accepting Statements of Intent

On November 16, 1993, the Commission announced that beginning on December 15, 1993, First Nation governing bodies could ...
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Stage 1 of BC Treaty Process

KDC filed a Statement of Intent with the BC Treaty Commission to negotiate a Treaty under the BC Tre...
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Stage 2 of the BC Treaty Process

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Stage 3 of the BC Treaty Process

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Stage 4 of the BC Treaty Process

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Kaska Unity Protocol is signed

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Supreme Court of Canada’s Delgamuukw decision

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Muskwa-Kechika Management Area Letter of Understanding is signed

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Amendment to BC Treaty Process is requested to include Ross River and Liard First Nation

Ross River Dena Council, Liard First Nation, and Kaska Dena Council request an amendment to the negot...
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Canada disengaged from treaty negotiations with Kaska Dena Council

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Dease-Liard Sustainable Resource Management Plan (Phase 1) is approved

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Interim Measures Agreement is signed between KDC and the province

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Canada, BC, and KDC agree to re-engage in treaty negotiations

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BC tables new template chapters for an Agreement in Principle

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Kaska Collaboration Agreement is signed

Kaska Communities in BC and Yukon celebrated the signing of the Kaska Collaboration Agreement and ...
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BC and KDC sign a Strategic Engagement Agreement

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Dease-Liard Sustainable Resource Management Plan (Phase 2) is approved

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Ne'āh' Conservancy is established

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An Incremental Treaty Agreement is signed between KDC and the Province of BC

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Supreme Court of Canada’s Tsilhqot'in ruling

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Strategic Engagement Agreement renewal

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KDC Incremental Amending Agreement is signed

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Canada commits to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)

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Canada releases Principles Respecting Canada's Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

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Trudeau Liberals announce new legislative framework on Indigenous rights

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Strategic Engagement Agreement renewal (2018–2020)

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Draft principles are distributed to guide BC Public Service on relationships with Indigenous peoples

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