The TARR department has played a significant role in supporting member Nations in protecting and advocating for their Treaty rights.
TARR is a nationally recognized treaty research department that has helped negotiate significant rights claims against federal and provincial entities. This department assists each First Nation with their claims, including land claims that have already gone through, or, for example, trespasses.
Treaty 8 TARR is one of four claims research units in British Columbia. British Columbia First Nations have the most specific claims against Canada. Our clients are not just Treaty 8 First Nations; we provide claims research and archival support to other nations in British Columbia and Alberta.
TARR has an extensive archive that includes documents recording the history of the area and past actions by federal representatives, as well as comprehensive records in generations of communities and family members. This archive is stored securely in our offices.
Contact Leone Nippard – TARR Archivist
Phone: 250-785-0612, ext. 244