Media Contacts

B.C. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Media Relations
250 896-4348

Aïssatou Diop

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Marc Miller
Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations

Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Media Relations:
819 934-2302

Communications contact for Saulteau First Nations

Niki Ghostkeeper
250 788-3955


Information about Treaty 8 First Nations in B.C.
  • Blueberry River First Nations are a signatory of Treaty 8 located in the Peace region of northeastern British Columbia. The Nation has both Beaver and Cree cultural groups that exist together, forming one community.
  • Doig River First Nation is Tsááʔ ché ne dane, a proud Dane-zaa people indigenous to the upper Peace River region of British Columbia and Alberta. The community is in northeastern British Columbia, approximately 70 kilometres northeast of Fort St. John.
  • Halfway River First Nation was originally located on the Chowade River. Through a relocation into IR 168, Halfway River First Nation became situated where they are today, north of the Halfway River approximately 75 kilometres northwest of Fort St John.
  • Saulteau First Nations are a proud and culturally strong people. The main Saulteau community is located at Moberly Lake, 100 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John near Chetwynd.
  • West Moberly First Nations are on Moberly Lake and are a signatory to Treaty 8.
  • First Nations who did not receive all the land they were entitled to under treaties signed by the Crown and First Nations can file a Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) claim with the Government of Canada. TLE settlement agreements are negotiated between First Nations and the Government of Canada, typically with the participation of provincial/territorial governments.
  • From April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, 56 specific claims were resolved for $3,515,647,357 in compensation; 64 claims were filed with the minister and Canada, and Canada made an offer to negotiate 56 claims.
  • Working in partnership with First Nations, Canada has resolved more than 665 specific claims since 1973.