In January 2023, the B.C. government and Blueberry River First Nations signed a historic agreement that will guide them forward in a partnership approach to land, water and resource stewardship. This agreement ensures Blueberry River members can meaningfully exercise their Treaty 8 rights, and provide stability and predictability for industry in the region. The Blueberry River First Nations Implementation Agreement responds to a B.C. Supreme Court decision on June 29, 2021, that found the Province had infringed upon Blueberry Rivers’ Treaty 8 rights due to the cumulative impacts of decades of industrial development.

A woman wearing traditional Indigenous garment stands and speaks to government.