The 3 Nations recognized that we are stronger together and believe that our partnership is critical to the success of our collective communities and families. In 2009, we, the Tahltan, Kaska, and Tlingit Nations, formalized our partnership to create an approach to social policy and innovation for our people.
The origins of our partnership began with the establishment of the Stikine Wholistic Working Group (SWWG) and collaboration with the province of BC.
In April 2015, the 3 Nations renewed its partnership with the Government of BC to build on the approaches and principles of the SWWG and apply this success to other challenges faced by all 3 Nations.
In the spring of 2018, the Government of BC extended its relationship with the 3 Nations through a funding commitment that acknowledged the work the 3 Nations Society is achieving and in acknowledgement of the province’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Strengthening partnerships have also been created between our 3 Nations and the Government of Canada. The Department of Indigenous Services have made a significant push to prevent children coming into care and looking for First Nation‑led best practices. The 3 Nations and SWWG have been working with Canada to contribute to a change not only for our communities but for families across the country.
Through our partnerships, 3 Nations Society have been able to advance beyond what was initially conceived.