COMPAS Poll/Survey
June 2011
 

The Nisga’a Treaty
Self Government and Good Governance: The Jury Is Still Out
By Joseph Quesnel and Conrad Winn

  FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY • POLICY SERIES NO. 108
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
   

The first modern treaty in British Columbia, the Nisga’a self-government agreement of 1998 set off a firestorm of controversy. Some thought it granted too many powers to the small First Nation community, but the controversy did subside, at least for some time. In 2009, the Nisga’a attracted more attention when Parliament passed the Nisga’a Landholding Transition Act, which allowed members to assume full property rights over small residential lots. A first in Canada, the move set the Nisga’a apart among Native communities.

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