The FNFC provides administrative, facilitation and communication support to the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund (FNFLF), which supports six Lower Fraser First Nations – Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Tsawwassen and Tsleil-Waututh – working in collaboration to remediate and enhance fish habitat in the Lower Fraser and Burrard Inlet.
The six First Nations are active in the protection and restoration of aquatic habitat, and have established important partnerships with federal, provincial and local governments, as well as with the private and non-profit sectors. Together they offer a range of knowledge, skills and experience and a desire to lead change for the better.
The guiding principle of First Nations communities in the region is “snewelyth”, which means traditional teachings, with a central focus on sustainability and long-term planning (looking seven generations forward). The FNFLF offers an opportunity to plan and to work in partnership with others through shared values, sound ecosystem management, and innovative approaches that combine the best of science and traditional ecological knowledge.