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

  • Lheidli T’enneh will own all resources below the surface of its lands, including any minerals, oil, and gas. The Lheidli T’enneh may also charge others who want to develop or extract these resources.

    These rights apply to all Lheidli T’enneh land except for existing mineral claims identified in the appendices of the Final Agreement as well as a parcel of about 55 hectares of private land where we will not own the sub-surface rights or be able to make laws.

  • Under the Final Agreement, the Government of Canada will give the Lheidli T’enneh a one-time contribution of $3 million to set up a Lheidli T’enneh Fisheries Fund. The Fund will be used to support fisheries management programs and activities. Another $275,000 will be provided to purchase equipment to help us monitor fish stocks in our region. Lheidli T'enneh will also receive ongoing annual funding like it does now.