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Kitselas First Nation, Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia initial draft Kitselas Treaty; take important step in nation-to-nation relationship Chief Glenn Bennett of the Kitselas First Nation; Gary Anandasangaree, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Murray Rankin, British Columbia Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, marked a significant milestone toward renewing their nation-to-nation relationships on Monday, June 24, 2024.
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Kitselas First Nation, the Government of Canada, and the Government of British Columbia initial the draft Kitselas Treaty and take important step in Nation-to-Nation relationship

Today, Chief Glenn Bennett of the Kitselas First Nation, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Honourable Murray Rankin, British Columbia Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, marked a significant milestone towards renewing their Nation-to-Nation relationship.

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Join us to Witness History! Initialling of the Treaty on June 24

We extend a special invitation to you to be a part of history at the Initialling of the Treaty on June 24. This significant event marks the end of negotiations. The Treaty will only be ‘signed’ if the People approve it in ‘ratification’ votes scheduled for February 2025 (Constitution) and April 2025 (Treaty).

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Vancouver Treaty Information Session a Success

On May 22, the Kitselas Treaty Team hosted a Treaty Information Session in Vancouver to connect in person with our Lower Mainland Kitselas Members. Almost 30 Kitselas Members joined us for dinner and a presentation, which was followed by an

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Learning from other Nations

On February 13, 2024, Kitselas Members joined us for the Kitselas Treaty first Speaker Series event.  Interviewed by Kitselas Member and Councillor Gerald Nyce, Tla’amin First Nation Chief Negotiator Roy Francis spent an hour and a half online sharing Tla’amin’s

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Come learn from Treaty Leaders on February 13

We’re launching a special monthly series where we’ll hear about how other Treaty Nations have made their Treaty work. Each month, we’ll hear from an experienced Treaty leader on the implementation of their Treaty and life after Treaty. During our

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We’re Hiring!

The Kitselas Treaty Team is looking for several individuals to join our Treaty Community Team on a part or full-time basis for a one-year term.

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In Memory of Mel Bevan

Sha-Gann [Melville (Mel) Stanley] Bevan – January 23, 1941 – October 10, 2023 Mel Bevan was born on the Kitselas Indian Reserve in 1941, at a time when being “off-reserve without a licence from the Indian Agent” was still illegal.

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Province of BC/Canada Virtual Open House: June 7

Kitselas Citizens are invited to attend the Province of BC and Canada’s virtual public open house for the Kitselas Treaty and Kitsumkalum Treaty. This follows an in-person open house, which took place on May 27 and was attended by members

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Community Cookbook Now Available

The Kitselas Community Cookbook celebrates food, land, gathering, and culture and includes recipes from Citizens and the Treaty Team. The cookbook was delivered to Members in community for Mother’s Day 2023. It’s also available online. Download and print the book

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