First Nations Fisheries

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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



October 9, 2019 from 10-11 AM PT: BC Mining Law Reform Report and FNWARM (for First Nations only)

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In this webinar, Loretta Williams from the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation will present on the BC First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM) which she chairs. Calvin Sandborn, Assistant Teaching Professor and Legal Director of the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre, will discuss their report entitled BC 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. Calvin will focus especially on the recommendations related to water protection.