Maa-Nulth Treaty Final Agreement

The objective of the trust is to hold and invest contributions from eligible contractual payments from the three nations. Toquaht Nation contributed to all capital and resource transfer payments to the Trust for the reporting period. The amounts paid to the trust must be maintained, protected and encouraged for the beneficiaries of the trust. The treaty allows the contracting parties to make a fresh start with a new relationship between the government and the government, based on mutual respect and cooperation. The implementation of the treaty includes all activities necessary to comply with or implement all provisions of the treaty. Therefore, the implementation phase of the treaty has no deadline and requires continued coordination between the parties. The treaty provides the parties with instruments to facilitate implementation and new relationships. During the reporting period, Canada stated that it would not be able to pursue the Framework Agreement on the Implementation of the Natural Resources Sector, as proposed by the Maa-Nulth First Nations and British Columbia, which would include the law enforcement services of several natural resource organizations. However, federal departments are able to enter into separate enforcement agreements at their discretion.

Maa-Nulth First Nations discuss bilateral agreements separately with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment Canada and Parks Canada. During the reporting period, HFN participated in the following contract implementation measures. During the reporting period, instalments paid to Maa-nulth First Nations to assist them in the delivery of agreed government programs and services amounted to US$11.3 million by Canada and US$150,000 by British Columbia. In addition, each FFA requests eight annual payments to Maa-nulth First Nation, most of which will be used to create a revenue fund to support contract implementation activities that differ from government programs and services. During the reporting period, Canada contributed $13.2 million to Maa-nulth First Nations as the second tranche for the Income-Creating Fund. The treaty obliges contracting parties to negotiate agreements that describe their financial relationships. By the deadline, each Maa-nulth First Nation entered into an eight-year Budget Financing Agreement (FFA) with Canada and British Columbia, which expired on March 31, 2019. Each FFA describes the extent, nature and duration of transfers at the federal and provincial level to each maa-nule nation and the responsibilities of each party. The KCFN maintained its teaching contract with School District 84 (K-12). During the reporting period, KCFN began managing its own post-secondary program (formerly run by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council). KCFN has also taken an initiative to take education standards and performance into account so that KCFN`s youth training standards and services are comparable to those of other communities in British Columbia.