Tla’amin Nation is a newly self-governing Nation, having completed the BC Treaty Process. We worked with Tla’amin Nation Governance Working Group to develop critical regulations and policies under Tla’amin Nation’s new laws, which included those developed under the Tla’amin Election Law, Government Law, Citizenship and Enrolment Law, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Law. We also worked cooperatively with the working group, and Tla’amin’s expert legal team to develop key policy documents such as the Tla’amin Nation Governance Handbook and the Tla’amin Nation Speaker’s Training Modules. We are honoured to have been engaged to develop these integral policies, regulations and other documents that ultimately prepared the Nation for the transition to self-government.
“It’s hard to describe. Living under the Indian Act is like living under somebody else’s rules and somebody else’s decision making…. It was a very paternalistic type relationship and I think we’ve managed to work our way out of that relationship”
– Roy Francis, Chief Negotiator of Tla’amin Nation