Of the 370 claims now in progress in Canada, almost half (176) are in British Columbia; 40 percent of “closed” claims and 60 percent of all claims that Canada has sent for judicial review are from BC. BC Nations are also deeply concerned about the resolution of their large value claims (currently defined as claims over $150 million) in a manner that is fair and transparent.

Finding a process that works for the claims of BC Nations is essential, as unresolved claims have real, ongoing impacts on communities and cause delays in the system overall. The BCSCWG is committed to working with Indigenous Nations, partner organizations, and government to advance the just and timely resolution of specific claims.