Private Property

Private property (fee simple land) is not available for negotiation in the treaty process, except on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis. Current land offers to the Te’mexw member Nations as future Treaty Settlement Lands consist of federal and provincial Crown land and other lands held privately by the First Nations.

The modern treaties would include a process for adding private property acquired from willing sellers to Treaty Settlement Lands after the Effective Date of the modern treaties. This would be particularly useful in urban areas where Crown land is limited.

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