We are the ten signatory organizations – the Partners - to the Protocol on Cooperation and Communication.

The overall aim of this Protocol is to support BC First Nations to drive fiscal discussions and develop capacity in a manner that supports the work of their respective First Nation governments.

This Protocol represents a commitment by each of us to work together and to coordinate our political and technical strengths and efforts towards this aim.


Joint Calendar

Partner Profiles


Who We Are and What We Do

Through the historic government-to-government Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, the First Nations Lands Advisory Board (LAB) is dedicated to supporting First Nations communities in their efforts to re-establish control over their lands, natural resources and environment.

The Framework Agreement is a First Nations driven arrangement that provides the opportunity to resume control over their reserve lands, natural resources and environment. Since the Framework Agreement’s signing in 1996, an ever-growing number of First Nations communities across Canada have resumed their inherent authority over their reserve lands, , natural resources and environment by replacing the 44 lands-related sections of the Indian Act with a community developed and approved land code.

The mission of the LAB remains steadfast: “First Nations working together to resume jurisdiction over reserve lands and resources.”

First Nation Established and Controlled

The LAB is comprised of an elected Chairman and regionally elected Directors, determined by the Councils of the signatory First Nations who have formally established their community land codes.

Among its roles, the LAB:

  • provides strategic direction to the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre which was established to provide technical and professional support to First Nation signatories as they develop and implement their own land codes,
  • proposes legislative changes to the Framework Agreement and federal legislation as directed by the signatory Councils,
  • advocates for and negotiates funding with the Government of Canada on behalf of the First Nations signatory communities

Upcoming Events

2024 LAB Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

The 2024 LAB AGM will be held in person on August 28 and 29, 2024. The AGM welcomes attendance by the leadership (or proxies) of the signatory First Nations of…

Organization Information

Website: labrc.com
Email Contact: info@labrc.com



Who We Are

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat’s (FNPSS) mission is to strengthen and enhance capacity in First Nations communities and organizations, on an individual and Nation level.

What We Do

The primary purpose of FNPSS is to create and implement a collective plan to support BC First Nation communities and organizations across the core public service sectors as they pursue excellence in their own governments and administrations.

Upcoming Events

Organization Information

Website: fnps.ca
Email Contact: info@fnps.ca


#1200-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver
BC V7T 1A2


Mission Statment

The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) will provide tools and guidance that will instill confidence in First Nations’ financial management and reporting systems to support economic and community development.


We believe the following core values are essential to guide the manner in which the FMB carries out its work:

  • Integrity: We are open and honest, and honour our commitments.
  • Responsive: We are responsive to the needs of our First Nations clients and our colleagues.
  • Relevance: We strive to innovate and remain responsive to our First Nations clients.

Upcoming Events

Organization Information

Email Contact: mail@fnfmb.com
Phone Number: (Toll Free) 1-877-925-6665

West Vancouver Head Office:
100 Park Royal, Suite 300
West Vancouver, BC
V7T 1A2

Tel: 604-925-6665
Fax: 604-925-6662

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening First Nations in BC through capacity building.

NRT invests in BC First Nations by supporting them in five key capacity development areas: Governance capacity, Education, Language, Youth & Elders, and Economic development.

Mission Statment

NRT’s mission to invest in the capacity development and transformation of First Nations governments and their citizens.

Vision Statement

Our vision is a British Columbia where First Nations enjoy a high quality of life that includes vibrant cultures and languages, effective and independent governments, social justice, and economic prosperity, and where all forms of education are valued and accessible.

We believe in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that respects and advances First Nations’ decision-making, traditional teachings, and laws.

Upcoming Events

Organization Information

Email Contact: admin@nrtf.ca
Phone Number: 604-925-3338
New Relationship Trust
3188 Alder Court,
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 2V6

Protocol Principles

We agree that the implementation of this Protocol will be guided by principles endorsed by First Nations in BC and other parts of Canada via support resolutions adopted at the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs’ quarterly assemblies in June 2017, which later received national endorsement of the Assembly of First Nations through a July 2017 AFN resolution of support.

Be Nation driven, premised on Aboriginal Title and Treaty Rights;

Reflect United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in particular, Article 4;

Expand tax powers and clear revenue and service jurisdictions and authorities, (respective of legal pluralism);

Provide incentives for economic development;

Ensure revenues related to service responsibilities;

Promote service comparability;

Improve statistics; and

Be supported by First Nations institutions.


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