With a constitution and a treaty, Nations will be able to determine what their governance structure looks like and how the leaders of the Nation’s government are selected. Each Te’mexw member Nation is currently in the process of developing its own constitution. The building of a government and a constitution provides each Nation with the ability to create a governance model that is aligned with its unique traditions, culture and values. Prior to contact with settlers, our member Nations governed their communities without outside interference. Returning to self-determination is central to their survival as distinct Nations.