GOVERNANCE Powers

The modern treaties would set out the governance powers of each Te’mexw member Nation, Canada and BC on and off-Treaty Settlement Land. It is expected that modern treaties would give Te’mexw member Nations the choice to exercise many more powers than are currently allowed by the Indian Act.

With self-government, members of each Nation will be better able to contribute to and meaningfully participate in the decisions that affect their lives.

Under modern treaties, Te’mexw member Nation Citizens with Indian Status would continue to be able to access programs and services generally available to Status Indians across Canada, such as non-insured health benefits, in addition to any new programs and services their Nations put in place.

Learn About The Douglas Treaties

Learn About The Indian Act