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In the specific case of the Kitsumkalum treaty that we're working on right now, the key is establishing a modern day treaty. This means setting forth a thorough, comprehensive land claim agreement - an agreement that will make our rights regarding self-government, lands and resources absolutely clear, in an official set of documents that will be protected by the Canadian constitution.
The Kitsumkalum people's relationship to the land extends back for generations, and it's important that future generations have that relationship protected. Our treaty negotiations team intends to push forward in these negotiations to secure the resources we need to provide proper education to our youth, the healthcare and services our people require, and the tools we need to push forward in community and economic development. This Treaty Process is informed by our identity as the Kitsumkalum people, a proud cultural tradition that stretches back into the past and will press onward in the future.
Kitsumkalum First Nation is currently working on stage five of the six-stage treaty negotiation process and is utilizing the AIP to finalize our treaty.
The Final Agreement is a legally binding document that uses the AIP as its framework to formalize the new relationship among the Kitsumkalum people. Technical and legal issues are resolved at this stage. Once finalized, the Final Agreement will be put to vote, signed and ratified at the end of Stage 5.
Moving forward, we will continue to hold community meetings, working groups, communications and negotiation discussions at this stage.