Local and Regional Government Relations

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After implementing the treaty, residents of NStQ Title Lands will have the right to vote in elections and referenda of local government according to provincial laws. Local governments may not make changes to their boundaries without first talking to NStQ.

NStQ may work with local governments on a government-to-government basis. This includes the costs of services and the payment for the delivery of local government services on NStQ Title Lands, as well as NStQ services to local government. This also includes the coordination of activities and proposed land use in each government’s areas of responsibility.

NStQ may also participate as a government on the board of a Regional District. Before the Final Agreement, the Parties will establish an Intergovernmental Relations Technical Working Group and invite participation by local and regional governments in order to discuss how participation of NStQ with the Regional District and Local Governments might best be accommodated.