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Westbank First Nation

Category: People
Sub Category:First Nations People of Canada
Location:Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Alternative Names:
  • WFN
  • URL: http://wfn.ca/
    Summary Information:
    The Westbank First Nation is one of the seven communities which make up the Okanagan Nation. It has five reserves consisting of 2,161 hectares. The Westbank First Nation is located on the west shore of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna in British Columbia. The Westbank First Nation initially began negotiations with Canada for self-government in 1990 which ultimately resulted in the signing of the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement in October 2003. It commenced comprehensive treaty negotiations with Canada and British Columbia in January 1994, and is presently negotiating an agreement in principle. It is affiliated with the Okanagan Nation Alliance but is the only member band to be involved in the treaty process.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement 2003 - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Event
  • Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools

  • References

    Resource
    Westbank First Nation (2003) Summary of Westbank First Nation Agreement
    Government of British Columbia (2004) First Nations and Tribal Councils in the Treaty Process
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2004) Backgrounder Westbank Self-Government Agreement
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2004) Negotiations Completed on Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement
    Okananagan Nation Alliance (2001) Welcome to the Okanagan Nation Alliance
    Okanagan Nation Alliance (2001) The Westbank First Nations Indian Band: Additional Information

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    First Nations People of Canada

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