October 12, 2022 - October 13, 2022
Theme: Naut’sa mawt: we are all connected – one heart, one mind.
Event form: In-Person and streaming.
* Some sessions will be available only to in-person participants. Online viewers will not be able to ask questions in any of the sessions.
Online registration: coming soon. While we really appreciate the efforts of last-minute participants to come to the Fall Assembly, please note that we may have difficulty accommodating walk-ins and late registrants. Please register in advance.
Agenda: Please see the outline below to get an idea of the general presentation topics and participation opportunities. The agenda is roughly divided into four blocks. Each block gets a half-day space. FNFC is still confirming speaker availability and presentation details for the Fall Assembly.
Fall Assembly: Draft Event Outline
- Council Welcome and Opening
- Block 1: Tier 1 space.(In-person participation only – not available to online viewers)
Due to technological constraints, this block will be available only to in-person First Nations participants and speakers. They will discuss First Nations engagement to protect salmon in international waters, a framework to engage with government and grow the participation of First Nations in decisions, and the concept of a tripartite salmon accord. Our goal is to create a safe space for an open and in-depth conversation.
12:00 pm Lunch
- General welcome and FNFC Update
- Block 2: Engagement with the Federal Government.
DFO will present a 2022 Status Update and hold a panel on the concept of a Tripartite accord with the Province of BC, First Nations will have the opportunity to engage with DFO and ask questions.
- Welcome back and recap of Day 1
- Block 3: Engagement with the Province of BC.
This section will contain an update from the Province of BC on recent achievements, a discussion on best practices model for participation, and a new concept improving FN involvement in BCSRIF.
12:00 pm Lunch
- Block 4: First Nations-led governance and capacity.
This section will showcase successful First Nations-led development, governance and capacity-building models, including IPCAs, Salmon Parks, FNFLF center of expertise, and a youth panel.