Your Voice Our Future

We are the Lheidli T’enneh.

We have been leaders in the effort to have B.C. Aboriginal rights and land title recognized and in 2006, after years of negotiation, a Final Agreement was reached with the governments of Canada and British Columbia, and a Constitution was drafted that would allow the Lheidli T’enneh to govern ourselves.

In 2007, the membership of the Lheidli T’enneh voted on the Final Agreement and Constitution. The Constitution was accepted, but the Final Agreement was not.

Since then, many have worked to listen, learn and understand why the Final Agreement... read more

Welcome to yourvoiceourfuture.ca, a website dedicated to providing information on the Lheidli t'enneh Final Agreement Decision.

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See what people are asking about the Lheidli T’enneh Final Agreement Decision

  • The first elections for the Lheidli T’enneh government will be held within six months of the date the Final Agreement comes into effect. Until that election happens, the Chief and Councillors of the Lheidli T’enneh Band Council will continue to manage Lheidli T’enneh affairs. After the first election, elections will be held at least every five years.

  • The Lheidli T’enneh tax powers will work alongside those of the governments of British Columbia and Canada. In some cases, Canada has agreed to take a smaller tax amount to give the First Nations government room to impose its own sales or personal income taxes, without adding extra burden. The Final Agreement sets the groundwork for a similar arrangement.

    In other words, the Final Agreement will not result in double taxation. As employment and business opportunities increase, incomes may also increase and this will, of course, result in changes to tax obligations