First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries

Water for Fish

First Nations Water Network


The First Nations Water Network was established in 2014 and provides a unique space for BC First Nations staff and leadership actively working to protect and manage fresh waters in their traditional territories. The Network is set up to:

  • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning on freshwater management and governance issues;
  • Analyze government laws, policies and programs, and to gather guidance on potential that can broadly address First Nations rights and interests with respect to aquatic resources;
  • Share technical information; and,
  • Build First Nations’ capacity in water policy, planning and management.

Our First Nations Water Network email list focuses primarily on freshwater issues of interest to BC First Nations, including shared stories from other communities, events such as monthly teleconference calls, webinars and workshops, as well as funding opportunities. Please email Water for Fish Project Coordinator Geneviève Layton-Cartier to be added to our First Nations Water Network list.