Strategic Engagement Agreement

Published on April 12, 2021

AES with First Nations aims to encourage positive and respectful government to build government relations and to encourage B.C` investment climate. These agreements are used by the government to support the objectives of the new relationship and the transformation change agreement. The SEA is an agreement renewed every three years and renewed from March 2018 for its third term. It was extended for two years and is considered a transitional agreement for a higher reconciliation agreement between BC Province and Kaska Dena. The SEA with First Nations aims to encourage positive and respectful government to build government relations and promote B.C`s investment climate. These agreements are used by the government to support the objectives of the new relationship and the transformation change agreement. Tobacco Plains Indian Band Development Corporation manages the following accommodations, such as campsites and parking lots: Big Springs, Ayes Ranch, Dorr Road. He also manages another property, Edwards Lake, as a number of Lease Lots. The properties are located on the traditional territory of the Ktunxa Nation. Tobacco Plains First Nation is a party to several agreements with the province on economic and community development, strategic engagement and the Forestry Council and revenue sharing. For First Nations in the conclusion of the contract, ASS can help set up decision support in a post-contract environment. The Department of Community and Economic Development works to strengthen the Tobacco Plains Indian Band, our members and our community by developing an economy that is in harmony with our traditions and values and that achieves our goals of preservation and employment.

Tobacco Plains operates Tobacco Plains Development Corporation, which is primarily a property management company. The following First Nations have strategic agreements: Strategic Agreements (AERs) establish mutually agreed consultation and accommodation procedures. The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is located in Grasmere, near the Roosville border crossing. We are part of the Ktunaxa Nation. The SEA is a reconciliation agreement that has established mutually agreed consultation and accommodation procedures and provides capacity funding to Kaska Dena in British Columbia to participate more effectively in country, water and resource decision-making processes. Thanks to the Sea, the creation of the Kaska Dena Natural Resources Council offers the opportunity to maintain a strong government relationship with the province on joint decision-making in the traditional Kaska Dena region. The year 2019-2020 will consist of the conclusion of the empowerment agreement, new meetings between the three nations and the BC province, and an ongoing commitment to community and leadership. The purpose of the Administration of Tobacco Plains Nation is to establish, maintain, guide and promote our leader and council and membership to set goals for health and well-being, employment and training and cultural heritage. The Department of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation is leading the province`s participation in contracts and other negotiations with First Nations.

The ASS provides non-contracted First Nations with the opportunity to play a more active role in the decision-making process and to establish a stronger government relationship with the province. For First Nations as part of the contracting process, SAs can help put in place decision-making support mechanisms in a post-treaty environment.