The Tsawwassen First Nation made history and page-one headlines on July 25, 2007 when its members voted to ratify BC¹s first urban treaty.
Seventy per cent of members voted yes, sending a strong message that this is our way forward.
I would like to thank all who worked so hard in achieving this treaty and for those that supported us in our efforts. Now, we are working hard to implement the treaty. Planning and developmental work is underway in order to create and manage new laws and services to directly benefit our community.
We anticipate both the provincial and federal governments will pass laws to ratify of our treaty, as early as this fall.
Our treaty is the right fit for our nation. More land, cash and resources provide us the opportunity to create a healthy and viable community, free from the constraints of the Indian Act. We now have the tools to operate as a self-governing nation, for the first time in 150 years. – less–ZoomInfo