Nisaga'a Final Agreement Act

Document Summary:
The Nisaga'a nation of the upper Pacific Coast region of British Columbia agrees to forfeit its land rights to the federal and provincial government in exchange for money, the ability to self-govern and control of natural resources. The bill was given royal assent and came into force in 2000.

Important Articles

Article 3: This document is a treaty and a lands claim agreement under the meaning of sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Articles 4 - 6: Makes the treaty legal, valid and binding.

Article 7: Spells out Aboriginal rights.

Article 9: Payment to the Nisaga'a nation is to come from the consolidated reserve fund used to pay Aboriginals.