On December 9, 2006 Premier Gordon Campbell, the Honorable Jim Prentice, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Five Chiefs representing the Maa-nulth First Nations on Vancouver Island witnessed the joint initialling of the third final agreement reached under the British Columbia Treaty Process.
In a vote held on June 16, 2007 the Uchucklesaht Tribe approved the Constitution that had been crafted by their community. In votes held in October 2007 all of the Maa-nulth Nations voted in favour of the Maa-nulth Final Agreement and British Columbia and Canada ratified the agreement shortly afterwards.
On November 21, 2007, the Maa-nulth Final Agreement Act (Bill 45) was introduced into the Provincial Legislature as the five Maa-nulth First Nations witnessed this historical day.
The treaty is a clear recognition of our rights and title. The treaty has taken our undefined rights and turned them into defined treaty rights.