"This booklet was originally published by the Mennonite Central Committee B.C. as 'Why Treaties'. In this updated edition we have attempted to solicit original material from First Nations and their organizations to as great a degree as possible. .... We offer this resource to churches, educational institutions and other communities in the hope that they will find it useful for their own efforts". -- Intro.
"Funding for this booklet has been provided by ARC B.C. Members of Kairos [include]: Anglican Church of Canada .... Primate's World Relief and Development Fund." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents: Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Reconciled Relationships / Terry Anderson --Chronology: Some Key Dates in the Struggle for Aboriginal Title and Rights in BC -- Why Treaties ? : Redistributing Opportunity -- BC Treaty Commission: The independent voice of treaty making in British Columbia -- First Nations That Have Not Entered the Treaty Process -- The Indian Act and Treaties Elsewhere -- A Nisga'a Perspective dated May 1, 2003 Updated August 19, 2003 / Edmond Wright, Secretary-Treasurer, Nisga'a Lisims Government -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples -- Commonly Asked Questions -- Fundamental Principles -- Further Resources -- About the Cover Art / Wii Muk'Williswx (Art Wilson), Hereditary Chief of the Gitxsan people.
OTCH has copy of "first" edition published with title "Why treaties: a laymans guide to Aboriginal issues".