Together with the Canim Lake Indian Band, Canoe Creek/Dog Creek Indian Band and Williams Lake Indian Band, the Xatśūll First Nation is negotiating a treaty with British Columbia and Canada as the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (“NStQ”).(Northern Shuswap Indians)
The NStQ are at Stage 5 of the B.C. Treaty Process.
Xatśūll community members are becoming impatient with the Treaty Process and have instructed the Xatśūll Treaty Team to address “big picture” issues over the next year. These issues include:
Co-management of natural resources throughout the traditional territory;
certainty and extinguishment of Aboriginal Title and Rights;
Fiscal relations and revenue sharing.
The Xatśūll Treaty team consists of:
Gordon Keener, Treaty Manager;
Gordon is a Xatśūll member who joined the team in July 2003 after serving as Self-Government Coordinator for Canoe Creek Indian Band. He started out as the Self-Government Coordinator, and recently through the proper processes he has been hired on as the Treaty Coordinator.
Ada Phillips, Natural Resources/Treaty Assistant
Anyone with questions about the treaty process or the state of NStQ negotiations are invited to contact Gordon