MOU signed between Canada, BC and the Ktunaxa Nation

Canada, B.C. and the Ktunaxa Nation have moved closer to a treaty with the signing of the Ktunaxa Nation Rights Recognition and Core Treaty Memorandum of Understanding, a new agreement that's said to significantly advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations.

The MOU is to guide the 3 parties in the development of a rights recognition approach to a treaty, and lead to the recognition of the Ktunaxa Nation Council as the legal government and rights holder of the Ktunaxa Nation.

A rights recognition approach  recognizes that Aboriginal rights are inherent and cannot be extinguished or surrendered, and seeks to build a collaborative and ongoing government-to-government relationship, leading to the development of a core treaty, and moving directly into the last stage of treaty negotiations.