The Treaty 8 Tribal Association (T8TA) supports and provides advisory services to BC’s Treaty 8 First Nations. The purpose is to achieve sustainable shared economic prosperity and create strong proud communities. We strive to do all of this; while preserving our cultural heritage and protecting the environment and our historic Treaty 8 Rights and interests.
The Treaty 8 Tribal Association was incorporated in 1982 under the BC Societies Act. T8TA acts as a coordinator, a facilitator, and technical support on various issues as mandated from time to time by the Council of Treaty 8 Chiefs.
Treaty 8 Tribal Association is a service-delivery organization that is primarily funded by the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC: Tribal Council Funding) to provide advisory services and claims research. The Treaty 8 Tribal Association works collectively with Six First Nations in Northeastern BC.
We are a Treaty 8 First Nation-driven association guided by the teachings of our ancestors. Our mission is to engage with the collective member First Nations on political and technical priorities, as well as to provide advisory services for the purpose of achieving economic prosperity, self-sufficiency, protection of the land, and a healthy environment. We strive to do all of this while preserving our culture and our Treaty 8 rights and interests.
Treaty 8 Tribal Association will be a leading Aboriginal organization that is unified and self-sufficient. It will protect the environment, support sustainable economic development, build capacity, enhance the social and cultural relationships of our member First Nations.
We commit to uphold the following values as we pursue our mission and vision:
» Integrity – We conduct ourselves at all times in a professional and ethical manner. Honesty, openness and transparency are the trademarks in which we conduct our business.
» Respect – We demonstrate fairness, responsibility, efficiency, consistency, respect and compassion in our communications and meetings with others.
» Leadership/Teamwork – We foster leadership and teamwork at all levels. We encourage and promote innovation, creativity, organization, involvement and sharing in all of our day-to-day activities.
» Trust – We are reliable, dependable, and accountable for our actions and practice objectivity.