“We`re talking about accountability, transparency for First Nations and organizations, and when you look at that kind of agreement, it controls our destiny and is part of the economy.” Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the Government of Canada are celebrating the signing of a pioneering framework agreement. The Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs added that, although it had committed to progress in the most effective way possible, it could not provide a specific timetable for the final agreement, but that interim agreements could be developed. The bear said that the Whitecap Dakota Framework Agreement could set the precedent for other First Nations. The agreement is not just filling the gaps, the minister said, it goes beyond that, and while much remains to be done, both sides welcome further progress. Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear took another step On Monday to advance the reserve`s success by freeing up even more opportunities and potential through the agreement. If you would like more information on our engagement plans or would like to learn how to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org The Whitecap Dakota First Nation has signed a framework agreement with Canada to begin negotiations on the Whitecap Dakota Treaty. Contact us at email@example.com or 306-477-0908 A historic agreement between Canada and a Saskatchewan nation was signed earlier this week and set the stage for Whitecap Dakota First Nation – and perhaps other Dakota nations in the province – to negotiate a contract with the Crown. Whitecap began the self-management process on April 27, 2009, when the community gave the Chief and Council the mandate to begin the process of exiting the Indian Act. Since then, negotiations have been conducted between the Canadian government and Whitecap Dakota First Nation to negotiate the terms of the autonomy agreement. The primary objective of the self-management initiative is to recognize WDFN as the first autonomous nation alongside the federal and provincial governments and to restore the balance of power in the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.