Land and Capital Transfer

24,463 acres + $150 million to start

 

The Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Proposed Reconciliation Lands

The SXTA Reconciliation 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 10,684 hectares of proposed Reconciliation Lands, including 9,902 hectares of provincial Crown land and 782 hectares of reserve land. Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw will own and have law-making authority with respect to proposed Reconciliation 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:

  • Residential
  • Industrial/Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Recreational
  • Educational
  • Cultural

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 outreach@sxta.bc.ca if you want to learn more about the land and capital transfer offer in the SXTA Treaty.

Our proposed Reconciliation Lands are a starting point and they will provide a basis for land use / governance / economic / administrative planning. THERE WILL BE MORE.