Coastal First Nations

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“The Coastal First Nations is an alliance of First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. The Coastal First Nations include Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk Nation, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation.”

“The Coastal First Nations was set up to support member First Nations achieve the following goals:

  • To develop land and marine use plans that provide ecosystem-based management over their traditional territories and special protection for specific areas;
  • To develop First Nations’ economic opportunities in the areas of forestry, fisheries, renewable energy, carbon credits and tourism within an ecosystem-based management framework;
  • To develop a management framework for shared decision making over the lands, waters and resources within traditional territories; and
  • To develop new short- and long-term capacity building approaches to support First Nations’ sustainable development initiatives.

The Coastal First Nations are entering a period of transition, moving from a developmental stage—planning and laying the groundwork—into an implementation phase.”


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