The Nak’azdli Natural Resource department’s primary purpose is to track all outside activity which occurs within our territory and ensure the affected parties are notified.
Our office is the first point of contact for Canada and the Province of British Columbia to fulfill their obligation and duty to gain “free, prior and informed consent” from Nak’azdli Whut’en as determined by the courts for any projects within our territory. Our office receives all referrals from government, forestry, mining, LNG and other interests (i.e. restoration projects) and facilitates the consultation process with keyoh members.
This is important work as cited by the Madell Pinder Lawyers’ Case Summary of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) Tsilhqot’in vs Canada:
“The S.C.C. warned that if governments do not meet their obligations to justify infringements to Aboriginal Title, and do not act consistent with their fiduciary duties, project approval may be unraveled, and legislation may fall. The message is that governments that don’t justify their actions act at their peril.”
Nak’azdli Stewardship Plan
“What do the land, water, and air mean to you? How to we protect our animals, our fish, and our families? What are our most important cultural and natural resources? What is your vision for the keyoh?
The Nak’azdli Natural Resources Office is asking these questions to help define a Land Stewardship Plan according to the vision of the people, and this important work needs the help of everyone to map out the path to a healthy and happy future for the land.
The Nak’azdli Land Stewardship Plan is rooted in the rights and title of Nak’azdli Whut’en. It will bring together all community members to honour the past and describe our long-term goals for the future. In the coming months we will be holding meetings and interviews with members to record community knowledge and discuss your vision for our lands and resources.
Allocation Information Packages
- Nak’azdli Band Consultative Boundary
- Bull Moose Allocation Information Package
- Grizzly Bear Allocation Information Package
Wildlife Regulation Changes
Feel free to drop by anytime.
Phone: (250) 996-0088
P.O. Box 1329, Fort St. James, BC, V0J – 1P0
Colleen Erickson, email@example.com
Natural Resource Research Coordinator:
Tina Erickson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Prince, email@example.com
Natural Resource Research & Referrals Clerk:
Rosemarie Sam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive Clerk Assistant:
Lindsay Sam, email@example.com