Tuesday, January 22 to Thursday, January 24, 2019, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC.

JOINT GATHERING is a venue for First Nations community leaders and government officials to discuss emerging issues, build relationships, promote partnerships and foster leadership for a sustainable future.

JOINT GATHERING is co-hosted by the BC First Nations Leadership Council and the BC Region office of Indigenous Services Canada and the Treaty and Aboriginal Government-Negotiations West office of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. The event is by invitation only for delegates from all BC First Nations, with two delegates designated by the First Nation eligible for travel support. Travel expenses for any additional participants would be at the cost of the First Nation.


Day One, January 21st, 2019

 Welcome and Remarks by National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Welcome and Plenary Pathways to Formalizing Self Determination

Plenary Child and Family Services Jurisdiction

Plenary Heard and Observed

Day Two, January 22nd, 2019

Remarks by Honourable Carolyn Bennett and Honourable Seamus O'Regan

Plenary New Fiscal Relationship

Plenary : Emergency Management - Models of Resilience

Tobacco Plains Indian Band 

Day Three, January 23rd, 2019

Plenary Indigenous Language Panel 

Plenary Indigenous Language Panel 

Plenary BC Region Overview Report

Plenary Institutions Supporting Ecoomic Capcity Through Patnerships

Plenary Elder / Youth Report-Out

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council


Delta Office:

330-6165 Highway 17A

Delta, BC V4K 5B8




Vancouver Island Office:

8017 Chemainus Rd

Chemainus, BC VOR 1K5


Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council


Delta: 604-943-6712

Vancouver Island: 250-324-1800

Toll free: 888-382-7711