Protecting Water Our Way: First Nations and Water Governance in BC

A report by the First Nations Fisheries Council on First Nations-led initiatives to protect fresh water in BC.

First Nations have practiced sustainable guardianship of land and waters since time immemorial. Indigenous laws, knowledge and decision-making processes to manage and govern watersheds mean that First Nations have a critical role to play in addressing the challenges that waters in BC will face in the years ahead.

This report is an attempt to share some of these stories — to help celebrate success and also offer viable examples for other communities to consider as they contemplate following a similar path and approach.

The report is available here.