Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) congratulate all of the successful candidates in the 2017 BC election now that the final election results have been confirmed by Elections BC. Following the closest election outcome in decades, the FNS is once again encouraging all parties to put Indigenous issues at the forefront of their agenda.

Prior to the election, the First Nations Summit sought commitments from each of the political parties on their support for the fair and just settlement of treaties in BC. We have been encouraged by the commitments provided in writing by the BC Liberals and the BC Green Party as well as the verbal commitments provided by John Horgan, Leader of the BC NDP, at the October 2016 and February 2017 First Nations Summit meetings.