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Kanaka Bar Band 2023
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Provincial Government

The mainland colony of British Columbia was declared in 1858. In 1871, British Columbia joined Canada as a Province and since then, Kanaka has been engaging with Provincial officials on land and resource uses within Nlaka'pamux Nation lands.

2019 will be the 4th year in a row that Kanaka has had to chance to sit with the BC Premier and the Ministers. 


NDP Visit 2010 with Horgan, Lali and Fraser

Our provincial electoral area is known as Fraser-Nicola and since 2013, our member of the Victoria legislative assembly has been MLA Jackie Tegart. 


MLA Tegart Aug 2019

MLA Visit August 2019

Recent Ministries Kanaka has engaged with are:

  • Minstry of Agriculture
    • food certainly and affordability
  • Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR)
    • FCRSA or Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement
    • CEBF or Clean Energy Business Fund Revenue Sharing Agreement
    • ECDA - Economic and Communcity DEvelopment Agreement and
    • Many ongoing discussions in regards to lands and resource uses within Nlaka'pamux Nation Lands
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNROD)
    • Forestry, Lands and Water referrals
    • Forest Fire Hazard Reduction (pruning, thinning and burning) of accumulated woody debris in winter
      Flnro Aug 6 2019 LOO and land Act image
      Aug 15 2019 Visit from FLNROD and MIRR for License of Occupation Tenure 


  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI)
    • Highway 1 annual operations, access/egress, speed, signage etc
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Chage Strategy (MOECC)
    • Climate Change  - regionally, nationally and globally and proactive steps that can be taken
    • Implementation of "harm reduction & harm reversal" programs and projects
    • Site specific conditions and concern at Kanaka
  • Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (EMP)
    • Renewable Energy projects and current BC hydro reliability and affordability
  • Municipal Affairs and Housing
    • Affordable Housing solutions at Kanaka (the "Crossing Place")