Acho Dene Koe First Nation (ADK) is presently negotiating a modern treaty, based on its inherent right to self-government.
We have negotiated and signed an Agreement in Principle (AiP) with the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories. ADK negotiators are in the process of discussing a Land Claim in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, and the next steps in this process are underway.
Because it is the policy of the Government of Canada not to re-open, change, or displace existing historical treaties during modern treaty negotiations, ADK membership can rest assured that all of the rights enjoyed under Treaty 11 will continue to exist after the modern treaty is finalized.
As the traditional inhabitants of the Fort Liard region, our Nation’s members have a special historical, cultural and spiritual connection to the land. As such, the right to self-government as well as a degree of control over wildlife, water and natural resources is vital in ensuring the future prosperity and health of Acho Dene Koe First Nation.
Under the Agreement-in-Principle, Acho Dene Koe First Nation will select approximately 6,474 square kilometers of treaty Settlement Lands. These lands will provide Acho Dene Koe First Nation the opportunity to finally realize the goal of self-government over their traditional territory.