Kaska Dena are engaged in Treaty Negotiations with Canada and British Columbia and have been since 1993. The negotiation of a treaty is a lengthy process and will take some time to complete. As negotiations continue, Kaska Dena members have expressed an interest in receiving more information about treaty.
The resources on the KDC website (and links to external sites) are intended as communication tools to be used to help develop greater understanding and awareness about Treaty Negotiations for Kaska Dena and the benefits that a Treaty will bring for our children and our grandchildren.
The following publications have been distributed at community meetings, the General Assembly, and are posted on the KDC website. Printed copies are available by contacting the KDC Treaty Coordinator, Michelle Miller, at kdcexecdir(at)northwestel.net.
- Building Treaty Awareness, October 2014, answers questions that were given to the treaty negotiating team through questionnaires and/or asked of the treaty negotiations team at community meetings.
- Building Treaty Awareness, Volume 2: Achieving Certainty Over Our Land, March 2016, describes the Kaska Dena Land Model that is the basis for negotiating and achieving certainty over our land.
- Building Treaty Awareness, Volume 3: Returning to Self-Governance, March 2017. Before colonialism and the Indian Act, Kaska Dena were self‑governing. This publication describes what returning to self‑governance means for Kaska Dena.
- Agreement in Principle – Negotiations Progress Report, July 2016, is an update on the status of Agreement in Principle negotiations, and gives a brief overview of each chapter in the draft Agreement in Principle (which is still being negotiated).
New information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back regularly.
For More Information
View the Community Engagement page for upcoming treaty awareness meetings in your community.
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