About the New
Relationship Trust Act

The New Relationship Trust was established on March 31, 2006 with the passing of the New Relationship Trust Act, the appointment of the first Directors and the transfer of $100 million from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation to the New Relationship Trust.

The purpose of the New Relationship Trust is to provide resources to assist First Nations to build their own capacity to participate in the processes and activities envisioned by, and that revolved from, the New Relationship between the Government of BC and First Nations in BC by enhancing First Nation governance, leadership and institutional and human resources capacity to address social, cultural, and economic needs and priorities. These include, shared decision making, land use planning and resource management, revenue and benefit sharing, community planning and consultation and other interactions.

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