“We`re talking about accountability, transparency for First Nations and organizations, and when you look at that kind of agreement, it controls our destiny and is part of the economy.” The Whitecap Dakota First Nation has signed a framework agreement with Canada to begin negotiations on the so-called Whitecap Dakota Treaty. The agreement is not just filling the gaps, the minister said, it goes beyond that, and while much remains to be done, both sides welcome further progress. Contact us at engage@whitecapdakota.com or 306-477-0908 Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the Government of Canada is celebrating the signing of a pioneering framework agreement. The bear said that the Whitecap Dakota Framework Agreement could set the precedent for other First Nations. If you want more information about our engagement plans or want to learn how to get involved, contact engage@whitecapdakota.com Whitecap began the self-management process on April 27, 2009, when the community instructed the Chief and Council to begin the process of exiting the Indian Act. Since then, negotiations have been conducted between the Canadian government and Whitecap Dakota First Nation to negotiate the terms of the autonomy agreement. The primary objective of the self-management initiative is to recognize WDFN as the first autonomous nation alongside the federal and provincial governments and to restore the balance of power in the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Self-management enables communities to shape their social and economic well-being. Under self-reliance, groups develop and enforce their own laws on education, culture, finance and land.

The Indian Minister of Indian Affairs will no longer decide on laws that could be passed or important priorities. The community would become the ultimate authority over its own affairs in almost every section of the Indian Act. Our governance structure will be developed by our members through a community constitution and our government will be accountable to our own members. Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear took another step On Monday to advance the reserve`s success by freeing up even more opportunities and potential through the agreement. The Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs added that, although it had committed to progress in the most effective way possible, it could not provide a specific timetable for the final agreement, but that interim agreements could be developed. Earlier this week, a historic agreement was signed between Canada and a Saskatchewan nation that prepared the scene for White Dakota – and possibly other Dakota nations in the province – to negotiate a contract with the Crown. . The federal government said in an email that the framework agreement would allow Canada and Whitecap Dakota First Nation to explore their common goals for reconciliation.