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List of First Nations Summit Documents

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May 28, 2007

First Nations Leadership Council Fisheries Action Plan [PDF, 1.3 mb]

March 3, 2007

Integrated Pest Management Act

FN Ad Hoc Technical Working Group Cover Memo [39k]
AHTWG Legal and Technical Analysis [255k]
AHTWG Executive Summary [28k]

November 27th, 2006
First Nations Leadership Council Backgrounder re: First Nations Health Plan and MOU
The Transformative Change Accord: First Nations Health Plan – Supporting the Health and Wellness of First Nations in British Columbia
First Nations Health Plan Memorandum of Understanding
November, 2006 FNS Kemess North Joint Review Panel Submission [PDF, 410 KB]
November, 2005 Transformative Change Accord [PDF, 2.7 mb]
At the conclusion of the November 2005 First Ministers Meeting in Kelowna, the First Nations Leadership Council secured a made-in-B.C. tripartite accord, the Transformative Change Accord, signed by the Leadership Council, Prime Minister Paul Martin and Premier Gordon Campbell.
October 18th, 2005 Public Safety Cooperation Protocol [523 kb]
Protocol signed between the Leadership Council and the RCMP in order to establish trusting and reciprocal relationships.
August, 2005

"A New Relationship" [19 kb]
The result of discussions with senior provincial government officials on how to establish a new government-to-government relationship based on respect, recognition and accommodation of Aboriginal title and rights, this document was agreed to and signed by the Leadership Council (FNS, AFN, UBCIC)

RELATED: Leadership Council Resolution of Support [59 kb]

First Nations Health Blueprint for B.C. [876 kb]
The British Columbia First Nations Health Blueprint is a strategic tool to guide the ongoing development of the First Nations health sector.

RELATED: For more on the Health Blueprint Process, including supporting documents, see the special report from the FNS Health Committee.

Community to Community Forums Application Kit [303 kb]
The Union of BC Municipalities and First Nations Summit are pleased to announce that funding for local government and First Nation regional Community to Community Forums is available again this year with renewed financial support from the provincial and federal governments. First round applications due by June 30th.

RELATED: Program Launch Letter [133 kb]

Leadership Accord between the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations [164 kb]
June 15, 2004

Our Place at the Table: First Nations in the BC Fishery [3.3 Mb]
Authored by the First Nations Panel on Fisheries, this report lays out solutions and recommendations aimed at bringing a high degree of certainty to aboriginal and non-aboriginal interests alike while ensuring the conservation of fisheries resources.

RELATED: Supporting documents prepared for the panel:
> The Scope of Section 35 Fishery Rights: A Legal Overview and Analysis, by Brenda Gaertner
> Fisheries in New Zealand: The Maori and the Quota Management System, By Andrew Day

June 7, 2004 Increasing First Nations' Participation in BC's Forest Industry
Presentation by Grand Chief Ed John to the Insight Forestry Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver.
March 30, 2004 Communities in Cooperation Guide
Developed for the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Municipalities, one of the objectives of this guide is "to find ways to encourage dispute avoidance and promote effective methods of resolving disputes between First Nations and local governments in BC." It is intended to be a primer on Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) for use by elected leaders and staff, and provides readers with a basic understanding of considerations, options and process steps for First Nations and local governments when they encounter a dispute.
November 18, 2003 The British Columbia Treaty Commission: an Independent Effectiveness Review
Report from independent auditor Deloitte & Touche
September 17, 2003 Framework for Recognition and Reconciliation
First Nations Summit Presentation to Premier and Cabinet
March 14 , 2003 Report from the UBCM and FNS Community-to-Community Conference: Resolving Conflict & Pursuing Joint Opportunities
The Union of BC Municipalities and the FNS hosted a third province-wide Community-to- Community Forum in Vancouver on March 14, 2003. The overarching objectives of this, and all, Community-to-Community Forums are: to educate and inform; to provide a forum for dialogue on issues of mutual interest and concern; and to strengthen relationships to foster future cooperative action.
April 6 , 2003 Generation to Generation: People to People
A speech by Grand Chief Edward John at the opening ceremonies of Congregation Emanu-El Jewish Educational and Cultural Centre
February 19, 2003 Presentation by The First Nations Summit to the Federal Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs
Final Presentation re: The First Nations Governance Act (Bill C-7)
February, 2003 "Cautious Optimism: The First Nations Summit Perspective on Treaty Negotiations"
Published in the February issue of Bartalk, a publication of the Canadian Bar Association
November 26, 2002 First Nations Summit Presentation Re: Bill C-6 — Proposed Specific Claims Resolution Act
Presented to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources
September 16, 2002 First Nations Summit Statement on the Treaty Negotiation Process
Presented to Premier Campbell and Cabinet
Report of the Tripartite Working Group
September, 2001 First Nations Summit Views on the Provincial Treaty Referendum
August 17, 2001 First Nations Summit Views on the BC Treaty Making Process
Presented to Premier Gordon Campbell
29, 2000
Edward John's speech to the Canadian Labour Congress
21, 2000
Excerpt from September 2000 First Nations Summit Meeting. Statements made by: Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Province of BC and Grand Chief Edward John, First Nations Summit; September 21, 2000; Prince Rupert BC - Part 1, Part 2
November 19,1999 A Time for Leadership...A Time for Courage: First Nations Summit written brief submitted to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
November 18, 1999

First Nations Summit discussion paper on Compensation

November 18, 1999 First Nations Summit discussion paper on Interim Measures
June 8, 1999 Presentation by Grand Chief Edward John to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations
October, 1998 Understanding the BC Treaty Process: An Opportunity for Dialogue Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
January 31, 1998 First Nations Summit Statement on the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Delgamuukw
December 4, 1997 First Nations Tourism Accord: Statement of Mutual Support and Cooperation, signed by the First Nations Summit and the Council of Tourism Associations
October 26, 1996 Interim Measures: Getting the Treaty Process Back on Track
June 28, 1991 The Report of the British Columbia Claims Task Force

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