Westbank First Nation: Jurisdiction/Territory Excerpt


2. Aboriginal Rights and Title

2.1 Westbank is part of the Okanagan Nation which has occupied and benefited from Okanagan traditional territory since time immemorial.

2.2 Westbank has never ceded, surrendered, or in any way relinquished aboriginal title and will continue to assert its interests and exercise its aboriginal rights over the traditional territory.

2.3 Westbank is committed to protect the aboriginal rights of Westbank and its Members.

2.4 Through this Constitution, the Members of Westbank exercise their inherent right of selfgovernment and provide for governance that is accessible, stable, effective, accountable and transparent.