Water for Fish
The FNFC Water for Fish freshwater initiative hosts monthly “Water Wednesday” teleconferences/webinars with BC First Nations on a variety of topics relating to freshwater planning, management, and governance. It is an opportunity for First Nations to learn from experts and each other. We also host freshwater-related workshops and meetings. For more information, please contact Water for Fish Project Coordinator Geneviève Layton-Cartier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING WATER WEDNESDAYS:
New Date! February 20, 2019 from 10-11 AM PT: First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining and Report on Mining Law Reform
In this webinar, Jacinda Mack from the Xatśūll First Nation will present on the BC First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM) organization and its projects “Stand for Water” and the Tulalip Water Protection Declaration. Alex Etchell, a researcher with the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre, will discuss their soon to be released report entitled Mining Law Reform: An Action Plan for Change developed in partnership with FNWARM, Fair Mining Collaborative, Northern Confluence and Mining Watch Canada. This report proposes recommendations to reform BC’s regulatory system for mining in response to growing evidence of systemic failures including the Mount Polley Mine disaster. Alex will focus especially on the recommendations related to water protection.