Toquaht Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe and Ka:`yu:`k`t`h`/Che:k`tles7et`h` First Nations decided that it would be advantageous and inexpensive to participate together in a single settlement trust. The governments of the three nations created the trust as part of preparations for the implementation of the treaty. The trust agreement was entered into and executed on March 23, 2011. The final agreement provides for a procedure for the allocation of food, social and ceremonial uses for other fish species, at the request of Canada, British Columbia or maa-nullth First Nations. The Cooperation Agreement in the Plan and Management of Pacific Rim National Park National Reserve allows Uchucklesaht Tribe and Parks Canada to establish a cooperative management board. The goal is to begin joint management and protection of Pacific Rim Park National Reserve as soon as possible. The Uchucklesaht Tribe Government Director of Lands, Natural Resources and Environment monitors all land-based activities on treaty countries. These include the development of a formal community plan, the management of all fishing activities, and participation in Maa-nulth First Nations meetings as Uchucklesaht`s technical representative. With respect to resource harvesting in the PRNPR, Parks Canada held meetings with Huu-ay-aht, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nations to discuss and develop conditions. An agreement on conditions is required before Canada can grant these nations resource harvesting authorizations. Discussions are ongoing and are expected to be completed early in the next reporting period. In the meantime, harvesting in PRNPR (under the treaty) is guided by a monitoring and reporting system developed by the Maa-nullth First Nations.
Canada and maa-nullth First Nations will establish a Joint Fisheries Committee (JFC) to provide cooperative fisheries planning, fisheries management activities and other fisheries-related matters in the Maa-nullth First Nation. The Committee may make recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in this regard. The Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement is the first modern Vancouver Island Treaty and the first multi-nation treaty under the British Columbia Treaty Commission Process. The legislative powers of Maa-nulth First Nation governments are limited by the division of legislative powers within the Canadian federal system. Through the treaty, the parties agree that maa-nullth First Nations have the power to enact laws on their countries of settlement, the operation of their governments, taxes, culture and heritage, adoption, education, health and social services. Federal and regional laws continue to apply to the countries in which the contracts are implemented. In the event of a conflict between a Maa-nullth First Nations law and a federal or provincial law, the treaty contains conflict-of-laws rules. . . .