About

Negotiations and external affairs is guided by the Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement, a successor to the Nenqay Deni Accord. The Tŝilhqot’in National Government is tasked with supporting the Tŝilhqot’in Chiefs as they work to achieve lasting reconciliation for the Tŝilhqot’in peoples in their engagement with British Columbia and Canada.

NENDUWH GATEGHADINLH (Mission Statement)

  • Ch’an nighidẑelh, ʔelhelh nilt’i ʔeguh Tŝilhqot’in guzun jid teʔanajedut’ax.

NENDUWH JID GUẐIT’IN    (Vision Statement)

  • Tŝilhqot’in ʔeyen ʔEsggidam ch’ah nanajedetat’ih.

Objectives: The 8 Pillars

TŜILHQOT’IN GOVERNANCE

Full self-government for Tŝilhqot’in people

According to Tŝilhqot’in laws, institutions and values

STRONG LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Tŝilhqot’in members fluent in, and proud of, their language and culture

TŜILHQOT’IN MANAGEMENT OF LANDS & RESOURCES

Tŝilhqot’in management of the lands, resources and wildlife

Sustainable for future generations

HEALTHY CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Health indicators on par or better than non-Aboriginal communities

Programs delivered by Tŝilhqot’in, based on Tŝilhqot’in laws and values

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Standard of Living on par or better than non-Aboriginal communities

Adequate housing, clean water, roads, infrastructure, etc

JUSTICE

Education and support for Tŝilhqot’in communities

Innovative preventative strategies and alternatives

EDUCATION

Funding and outcomes on par or better than non-Aboriginal schools

Real opportunities for post-secondary education and training

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC BASE

Sufficient and sustainable economic base to support the above outcomes

Values

  • Work as a team
  • Determined to succeed    
  • Grounded in Tŝilhqot’in culture   
  • Work for the people, driven by the people    
  • Transparent   
  • Work with utmost integrity
  • Innovative