The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report 2011-2012 is now available, providing information on the implementation of Canada's first urban treaty.
The report covers the activities of the treaty implementation committee and other matters, including land-use planning, development, natural resources and governance.
The Tsawwassen First Nation treaty came into effect on April 3, 2009. As well as being the first urban treaty in Canada, it is the first modern treaty negotiated under the B.C. Treaty Commission process.
Four treaties have been fully ratified in B.C. - the Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty, the Maa-nulth First Nations Treaty (which includes five First Nations), the Yale First Nation Treaty and the Nisga'a Nation Treaty.
In June 2013, Canada passed legislation to ratify the Yale First Nation Final Agreement. This means Yale First Nation has a fully ratified final agreement. When Canada ratifies the Tla'amin Nation Final Agreement (for which B.C. passed provincial legislation in early 2013), the Tla'amin Nation also will have a fully ratified final agreement.
The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Implementation Report is available now online at: http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/reports/default.html
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation