26,400 acres + $150 million to start
The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Proposed Treaty LandsThe SXTA Treaty Lands vision is a 100-year plan to account for future generations. Our vision is built on three pillars: self-governance, self-sufficiency and a vibrant, recognized and respected culture and heritage.
On November 8, 2017, Chief Negotiators from SXTA, BC and Canada agreed on a Stage 4 Land and Capital Transfer Proposal which is intended to form the basis of the land and capital transfer components of a completed Treaty.
The land component of the Proposal comprises 26,400 acres (10,683 hectares) of proposed Treaty Lands, including 24,468 acres (9,902 hectares) of provincial Crown land and 1,932 acres (782 hectares) of reserve land. Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw will own and have law-making authority with respect to proposed Treaty Lands included in the Treaty, upon implementation of the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty.
The land offer comes with $150 million lump sum capital transfer for our use. There will also be a land acquisition fund, additional annual transfer payments for programs and services, and funding for self-government.
As well, our vision is to maintain and enhance hunting, fishing and gathering rights and enter into shared decision-making agreements over the use of land and resources outside of our treaty lands within S’ólh Téméxw.
In negotiating the Land and Capital transfer, we kept these land uses and values in mind:
The Land and Capital Transfer Proposal is without prejudice and is not legally binding. The Treaty, once ratified by the Parties, will become legally binding. To learn more about the conditions applicable to the lands see the Full Summary.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about the land and capital transfer offer in the SXTA Treaty.
Our proposed Treaty Lands will provide a basis for land use / governance / economic / administrative planning.