Snuneymuxw First Nation
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Referrals protect and advocate for the rights of Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN), by reviewing applications for Provincial tenures, permits, and other commercial activity taking place on traditional Snuneymuxw lands.

Resource developments like logging, hydro-electric projects, commercial tourism, and mining continue in the territories of the member First Nations. Most of these activities require the permission of the provincial government to take place.

Before giving its permission for a proposed activity, the government must consult with the member First Nations. It “refers” proposals to the First Nations to consider and requests a formal response.

The Referrals Office is to protect and advocate for the recognition of the Aboriginal rights of the Snuneymuxw First Nation by:

  • Ensuring that SFN is aware of all resource development activities proposed or ongoing within their traditional territories
  • Facilitating the timely development of effective responses to BC
    province resource development referrals that set of out the views of SFN
    regarding the contemplated resource development and
  • Facilitating the resolution of issues or concerns raised by SFN regarding ongoing or proposed resource development.

The directive of the Referrals Office is to protect the hunting and fishing rights through the Douglas Treaty Implementation set up with the BC Government.

For protocol and information, please contact SFN Lands Clerk at

  1. Snuneymuxw Territory Map