In 2017, a group of Treaty Nations, provincial and federal representatives formed a group called the “Lead Tables Working Group”. The purpose of this group was to address the hard issues that were holding nations back from achieving successful treaties. There were four areas addressed at that time: Recognition and Predictability (for Aboriginal Rights), Orderly Process (addressing potential new rights or court cases), Periodic Renewal (opportunity to renegotiate parts of the Treaty as necessary), and Consultation (strengthening the duty to consult under Treaty).

The Periodic Renewal is meant to allow the Treaty to evolve with the world. Areas that could be renegotiated include any changes to law or policy that impact our rights, changes that arise because of unforeseen circumstances and a “ME TOO” clause that will allows us to negotiate any innovations that another First Nation gets in their treaty that we want.