44 Fort Nelson First Nation Treaty 8 First Nation It was understood that peace could only come if we were each left to travel our own path as we walked toward a common future. Many things have changed in 100 years, and at times the spirit of the treaty has been forgotten by our new neighbours, but our understanding of the treaty relationship remains, and will remain "as long as the sun shines, the river flows, and the grass grows". We have not only a right to manage and plan for the use of our land. We have an obligation to do so. We are responsible for the land and its stewardship. We also have a responsibility to future generations to ensure that our lands will continue to sustain our people into the future, long after resource industries have gone.