Land Transfers in Northeast British Columbia

What was this engagement about?

The Province of British Columbia is in talks with five Treaty 8 First Nations in northeast B.C. about potential land transfers. These discussions fall into two broad categories:

  1. Land parcel provisions for lands that have been owed to Treaty 8 Nations since 1914, and
  2. Land parcels to accommodate First Nations for the impacts of the Site C Clean Energy Project.

Please read below to learn more about land transfers, including the types of land transfers under consideration, and how you can provide feedback regarding land transfers.

How to provide feedback:

Members of the public are invited to provide written comments about how they may be impacted by proposed land transfers for both TLE settlements and Site C Land Agreements.

Comments may be submitted by letter or e-mail to:

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
370-10003 110th Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 6M7

How will my feedback be considered?

We will compile your feedback in a detailed record, which will be taken into consideration before decisions are made on the transfer of Crown lands through TLE settlements and Site C Land Agreements.

The Province may use tools, such as Land Act Notation of Interests, Section 16, and Section 17 withdrawals, to establish temporary protections on land selections while the land transfer processes are underway. Parcels with temporary protections are still Crown lands and access remains open for activities such as hiking, hunting and fishing. The protections simply hold the land in its current state during negotiations and stakeholder engagement.

Details of the Engagement:

Date: May 30, 2019 to May 5, 2022

Status: Open

Location: Northeast

Category: Government

Type: Email, mail