Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is located in the Metro-Vancouver area of British Columbia. In 2007, following 14 years of negotiations, TFN signed a treaty with Canada and B.C. It was the first treaty reached under the BC Treaty Commission (BCTC) process and the first urban treaty. The Effective Date of the Treaty is April 3rd, 2009.
The treaty asserts TFN law-making authority over several fundamental matters. This required TFN draft and enact 21 core laws within a timeframe of approximately six months, before their Effective Date...
National Centre for First Nations Governance. "Best Practices Case Study (Expansion of Jurisdiction): Tsawwassen First Nation." A Report for the National Centre for First Nations Governance. The National Centre for First Nations Governance. Canada. June 2009. Case Study. (https://fngovernance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EJ_Tsawwassen.pdf, accessed March 7, 2023)