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 federal mandate related to the Final Agreement is expected to expire in October 2016. After this, the Final Agreement will no longer be an option for Lheidli T’enneh.

    If Lheidli T’enneh does not ratify the Final Agreement, there are a number of different paths forward to consider. For more information on these options, please refer to the fact sheet titled: Alternative Paths. Lheidli T’enneh will also need to address repayment of the negotiation support loan.

  • A Lheidli T’enneh government will represent its people together with the governments of British Columbia and Canada in all matters. It will also represent us in relationships with the governments of other First Nations. The Lheidli T’enneh government may participate on the Board of the Regional District of Fort George just as other municipal governments do. A separate agreement will be reached with local municipal governments to deal with land-use planning, and harmonizing taxes, and costs for services, and environmental protections.