Fully implemented modern treaties benefit all Canadians. They clarify the terms of the ongoing relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Crown, and define how resources on traditional lands can be used and co-managed to the benefit of all Canadians.
For Indigenous signatories, modern treaties offer opportunities for self-reliance, political and economic development, and cultural and social well-being. They are the basis for a new, positive relationship between Indigenous peoples and wider Canadian society.
Formed in 2003, LCAC membership includes post-effective date modern treaty holders in Canada. Collectively, modern treaties affect nearly half of Canada’s land, waters and resources.