Lands and Resources
Treaty Implementation is focused on advancing the honorable implementation of our Treaty of 1854, and redressing the historic and on-going violations of that Treaty by the Crown. This work includes: advancing claims against the Crown for violations of the Treaty; engaging with the Crown and third parties who wish to use the lands and resources of Snuneymuxw Territory to ensure recognition and respect of the Treaty; and educating the public about the Treaty, and its implications for all residents of Snuneymuxw Territory.
The department continues to work on developing a process for engagement with the Province on applications for the use or development of lands
and resources in Snuneymuxw territory. Addressing SFN concerns about the Estuary including log booming. Developing a hunting protocol with BC. Implementing the Relationship Agreement with BC Hydro. Developing a comprehensive strategy for Fisheries. Exploring and advancing opportunities for Treaty implementation.
Douglas Treaty Implementation includes the Lands & Resources and Fisheries & Wildlife Departments as well as the coordination of Cultural and Communication activities.