Agreement in Principle
Currently, Kitsumkalum has an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) in place. The Kitsumkalum people voted to ratify the AIP in 2013 and the Kitsumkalum government signed it in August 2015.
The AIP provides a framework for what the Kitsumkalum Treaty will look like, but it is not legally binding. It is like a rough draft that is being tweaked and finalized through ongoing negotiations. The AIP vote was a way for the community to give Negotiators the mandate to finish negotiations for a Kitsumkalum Treaty. The Final Agreement, or Treaty will result in the Kitsumkalum First Nations’ treaty.