Resource Library

3 years 2 weeks
2010 / PDF
The document that is before you is the result of the work of countless people. Many First Nation or Aboriginal individuals and organizations have worked tirelessly to advance mechanisms for the recognition and protection of Aboriginal rights and title in Canada generally, and First Nation participation in environmental assessment specifically.
Author(s): First Nations Environmental Assessment Technical Working Group
5 days 8 hours
2017 / PDF
The purpose of the Sq’ewá:lxw Land Use and Zoning Law is to promote environmentally responsible, healthy, safe, and well planned use of Sq’ewá:lxw lands. The Law will apply to the whole area of the reserves (Skawahlook IR# 1 and Ruby Creek IR# 2), including Nation Land and land held under Certificate of Possession, and to members and non-members.The Land Use and Zoning Law enables the Sq’ewá:lxw...
Resource Producer: Sq’ewá:lxw (Skawahlook First Nation)
5 days 9 hours
2017 / PDF
The purpose of the Sq’ewá:lxw Land Use and Zoning Law is to promote environmentally responsible, healthy, safe, convenient, and well planned use of Sq’ewá:lxw lands.The purpose of this policy is to support the administration of land use on Sq’ewá:lxw reserve land.
Resource Producer: Sq’ewá:lxw (Skawahlook First Nation)
3 months 3 weeks
2009 / PDF
This resource highlights the 96 Best Practices of Comprehensive Community Planning among First Nations. The list was compiled with the work of New Relationship Trust, as well as Beringia Community Planning, from a range of both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal sources. It covers five areas of: Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP), Governance, Land Use Planning, Consultation, and Environmental...
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
Author(s): Cook, Jeff
8 months 1 week
2016 / PDF
Over the past four years, the Haida Village of Skidegate has come together to talk and share our hopes for the future, to ultimately strengthen our community's relationship with each other and to our culture and land. Our Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP), entitled Gud Ga Is: Being Together to Talk, is one of the outcomes from this process.
Resource Producer: Skidegate Band Council
8 months 1 week
2016 / PDF
HlGaagilda KilGuhlga, which translates to "Skidegate Plan", is the outcome of Skidegate Band Council's land use planning process that began in November 2014 and concluded in April 2016. The land use planning process stems out of the broader comprehensive community planning process known as Gud Ga Is. This document was created out of extensive community engagement, with the purpose of guiding all...
Resource Producer: Skidegate Band Council
8 months 3 weeks
2016 / PDF
On April 18-19, 2016 the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance hosted a two-day strategic dialogue session, “The Future of Wild Salmon: Advancing a Path Forward to Informed Management and Decision-Making” in Vancouver, BC at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The session brought together over 150 delegates including First Nations leadership, technical support, non-governmental organizations, ...
9 months 3 weeks
2016 / PDF
Secret Beach is a magnificent, 62-acre ocean front property located in a pristine setting on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. The Toquaht Nation wishes to develop this property to maximize its value as a long term investment while also preserving its exceptional natural beauty. Secret Beach will be a long term legacy to the Toquaht Nation for years to come.The purpose of this report is to review...
Resource Producer: Toquaht Nation
Author(s): Sue McKitrick
10 months 2 days
2013 / PDF
Qualicum First Nation engaged MNP in order to enhance the organization's ability to engage with and potentially negotiate an impact benefit agreement with Compliance Coal Corporation regarding the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project. Qualicum's experience in engaging and negotiating with proponents in their traditional territory is limited. Thus, MNP was asked to consider the organization in order...
Resource Producer: Qualicum First Nation
10 months 2 weeks
2015 / PDF
The complex physiographic and oceanographic characteristics of Beecher Bay, and its direct exchange of waters and influences from the adjacent Juan de Fuca Strait, make this area particularly well-suited to aquaculture, offering conditions that are optimal for the production of a variety of anadromous and marine fish, invertebrates, and marine kelps and seaweeds. The geography and physical...
Author(s): Stephen F. Cross, Ph.D.