BC Treaty Commission aims for more First Nations deals with expedited process

VANCOUVER - The head of the independent agency that facilitates treaty negotiations between Canada, B.C., and First Nations in the province says at least eight of 33 bands could be nearing agreements next year.

Celeste Haldane, the BC Treaty Commission's acting chief commissioner, says 65 First Nations representing over half the bands in the province are participating in or have completed the treaty process.

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