VICTORIA – The First Nations Summit and the governments of British Columbia and Canada are pleased to announce the reappointment of Celeste Haldane to another three-year term as Chief Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission and look forward to continuing to work with her on the innovative approaches she brings to treaty policy.
Haldane was first appointed to guide the treaty process in B.C. on April 12, 2017. One of her most important accomplishments has been advocating for Indigenous rights recognition to be more firmly entrenched into the treaty negotiations process. Her tenure has also overseen the advancement of several First Nations to Stage 5 treaty negotiations, including the historic signing of both the Ditidaht and Pacheedaht First Nations’ Agreements in Principle in June 2019.