Who We Are
The Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee is made up of people from your community. We are the mayors, councillors and representatives from the cities, towns, villages and regional disctricts of B.C. Central Interior.
Our job on the Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee is to be part of the treaty negotiations going on with local First Nations, Canada and British Columbia. We have several jobs in this enterprise.
The most important job is to represent the interests of local communities and governments in these talks. As municipalities we will be the people most effected by treaties and the new relationships carved out these agreements.
We do this job in several ways. Each set of treaty negotiations includes a member of the PGTAC on the team. By agreement with the province of British Columbia a PGTAC respresentative sits at the negotiating table as a member of the provincial team. To see which members sit on each set of talks visit our GALLERY
Each treaty sub-agreement that is prepared as part of the Treaty Final Agreement is reviewed by the Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee. We consult with both Canada and B.C. and advise B.C. of what the local government interests are in negotiations. We have outlined our interests in our STATEMENT OF INTEREST
Another job we have is to act as a mediator to develop stronger relationships with local First Nations. These jobs are outlined in our TERMS OF REFERENCE.
Our communities have a long history of existing side by side with First Nations communities, how that relationship develops and what new bridges we can build for the next millenium are important roles for the Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee.