Corporate / First Nations

First Nations Partners

The Regional District works proactively with First Nations to create and exercise good working relationships based on mutual trust, respect, open and constructive dialogue, intent to work together, recognition of interests and a shared desire for successful and timely resolution of treaties. Memoranda of Understanding and protocols on communication and cooperation between the Regional District, Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and McLeod Lake Indian Band serve as the foundation for positive relationships. First Nations are, and will continue to be, a critical part of the regional community. The economic, social and cultural strength of the region will depend to a significant degree on the ability of the regional community and its governments to collaborate with First Nations in regional governance and service provision, to maintain productive relationships and identify partnership opportunities. The Regional District enhances and exercises relationships with First Nations by:

  • coordinating Community-to-Community Forums and other events with First Nations and municipal partners
  • facilitating McLeod Lake Indian Band and Lheidli T'enneh First Nations participation in regional governance, including participation on the Regional District Board of Directors by the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation following final treaty
  • engaging in service agreements to provide coordinated and joint services
  • engaging in initiatives through which the Regional District can assist First Nations to build administrative, technical and political capacity
  • engaging in initiatives through which First Nations can provide assistance to the Regional District
  • continuing to provide Regional District staff resources in support of the Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee

Supporting Websites

Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
McLeod Lake Indian Band
Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee
BC Treaty Commission