“We are not signing a traditional agreement in principle, we are signing a Memorandum of Understanding that fast tracks us into the next stage of Treaty Negotiations.”
Chief Terry Horne of Yeqwyeqwí:ws
The Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association (SXTA) is currently in Stage 5 of the 6-stage BC Treaty Process. SXTA took a first of its kind approach to move into Stage 5 by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with British Columbia and Canada. The document was signed at a ceremony at Leq’á:mel on October 12, 2018.
The Final Agreement (Treaty) will be voted on by SXTA First Nation members, and once signed by the three parties, will come into effect.