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May 2021 SDNA Newsletter
On November 13, 2019, the provincial government announced a new approach to forest management for the Quesnel Timber Supply Area, significantly increasing the allowable cut in timber volume for First Nations, including the four Southern Dakelh communities.
Summer 2019 marked the first anniversary of the Hubulhsooninats’Uhoot’alh: Foundation Framework Agreement between the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance (SDNA) and the Province of British Columbia.
Canada and Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance strengthen nation-to-nation relationship with signing of Pathways Agreement
On June 25, 2019, Chief Liliane Squinas, Chief Clifford Lebrun, and Chief Stuart Alec of the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance signed a Pathways Agreement with Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, committing both parties to advance a lasting reconciliation based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
On July 22, 2018, the SDNA signed a Foundation Framework Agreement with the Province of British Columbia, and a Memorandum of Understanding with Canada for recognition of rights and reconciliation.
On September 5, 2018 Southern Dãkelh Nation Alliance (SDNA) and Tsilhqot’in Nation joined together to ban all Limited Entry Hunts (LEH) for moose within their respective territories in the interior of British Columbia. This collaboration was a shared response to the dire state of declining moose populations in our territories and the lack of effective action by the Province of BC.
The Foundation Framework Agreement, or Hubulhsooninats’Uhoot’alh–Dakelh for together we will fix it–was signed on July 22, 2018. The agreement lays a foundation for building comprehensive reconciliation and a positive government-to-government relationship between the First Nations of the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance and British Columbia.
Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance Established – Four Communities Stand in Unity To Protect Their Title and Rights and Advance Collective Opportunities
On September 20, 2016, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation, Lhtako Dené Nation, Nazko First Nation and Ulkatcho Nation proudly announce the formation of the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance (SDNA) to stand in unity to protect their title and rights and advance collective opportunities.