Weaving Knowledges For A More Holistic Understanding Of Watershed Health
Please join the FNFC in collaboration with the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund (FNFLF) and Centre For Indigenous Fisheries (CIF) for our upcoming Water Wednesday. During this session, the FNFLF and CIF will share their work on developing a Biocultural Indicator Framework for Fish and Water Health in the Lower Fraser. The developed framework works to weave Indigenous knowledge with Western science to develop a community-focused water monitoring and management framework for First Nations. The framework is a tool to conduct holistic water health assessments and improve the management of aquatic resources in the Lower Fraser River region and beyond. The FNFLF is looking to engage with First Nations across BC to gather interest and recommendations on incorporating biocultural indicators into policy and management for water and fish habitat. Feedback from this session will inform recommendations presented to the government to broadly guide the implementation and development of similar Biocultural Frameworks.
The FNFLF is a collaboration of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations acting as a centre of expertise for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the aquatic resources in their traditional territories. The FNFLF is carrying out this pilot project in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Indigenous Fisheries.
Please register here if you are interested in learning more about this project and would like to attend the Water Wednesday session.
This event is part of the water Wednesday series. Hosted by the Water For Fish program, the Water Wednesday events aim to provide a space for Indigenous people working and living across BC to learn, share and discuss aquatic habitat and water activities and initiatives that can support their work and interest in water.