Tsawwassen First Nation: Law and Policy

National Centre for First Nations Governance

Tsawwassen's story about creating laws and policies after their historic treaty signing provides important insight for all First Nations who wish to develop laws and policy. 

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"Tsawwassen First Nation: Law and Policy." Bear Images Productions. National Centre for First Nations Governance. Canada. 2010. Film. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej895dV0Quc&feature=plcp, accessed June 4, 2024).

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Tsawwassen First Nation Constitution

Location: British Columbia, Canada Population: 328 Date of Constitution: 2007, as amended 2009

Declaration of Tsawwassen Identity & Nationhood

We are Tsawwassen People "People facing the sea", descendants of our ancestors who exercised sovereign authority over our land for thousands of years. Tsawwassen People were governed under the advice and guidance of leaders, highborn women, headmen, and speakers through countless generations...

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Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is located in the Metro-Vancouver area of British Columbia. In 2007, following 14 years of negotiations, TFN signed a treaty with Canada and B.C. It was the first treaty reached under the BC Treaty Commission (BCTC) process and the first urban treaty. The Effective…