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The Lake Babine Nation is an Athabaskan speaking nation whose traditional territory surrounds Babine Lake.  Our cultural system is centered on the potlatch or balhats,which involves four clans and a series of hereditary leaders serving as the caretakers of the land and providing guidance for the Nation.  The Lake Babine Nation has nearly 2400 members who are spread across five communities with and additional three major off reserve communities.

The Lake Babine Treaty Office is a semi-independent body that is responsible for Lake Babine’s effort to negotiate a comprehensive treaty with the BC and Canadian governments.  Operating under a separate mandate than the main administration and Chief and Council, the Lake Babine Nation Treaty Office engages in negotiations and pursues independent projects that are related to treaty, including governance, traditional use research, land planning, and community engagement.  Treaty is a community driven process, meaning the Treaty Office draws its mandate and takes guidance directly from the community members. 

Lake Babine Nation is currently in stage four of the six stage treaty process.   At this point the AiP has been largely negotiated at the main table and the different sides need to review the chapters and see where there is a chance that the positions might be able to come closer together on some of the issues.  While this is happening, the Treaty Office will be working on some other projects, especially traditional use studies and constitutional development.

Staff

The Lake Babine Nation Treaty Office Staff is available to answer your questions and concerns.

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Treaty Society Board

No current society board.

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Proposed Statement of Principle

Review the Proposed Statement of Principle regarding our lands, fisheries, self-government and resources.

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Vision Statement - Strategic Plan

Review the Lake Babine Nation Treaty Vision Statement.

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Partnerships

In January of 2010 a protocol agreement was signed between LBN and UNBC. is agreement involves working together with UNBC to create learning opportunities for both UNBC students and LBN members.

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Lake Babine Nation Treaty and Lake Babine Nation Election Code Community Engagement Meetings

Monday February 5th 2018:
Smithers, BC at the Prestige Inn from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm with Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Tuesday February 6th 2018:
Ft Babine BC, School Gym from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with Lunch served at noon

Wednesday February 7th 2018:
Woyenne at the MPMC from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Thursday February 8th 2018:
Prince George Coast Inn of the North from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Saturday February 10th 2018:
Vancouver BC, at the Chateau Granville from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with Lunch served at noon

Tuesday February 13th 2018:
Tachet at the Health Clinic from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with Lunch served.

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