First Nations Governance
In early 2017, First Nations, Canada and the Province of British Columbia endorsed the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area initiative. The PNCIMA plan supports strategic marine use planning and ocean management in our marine territories.
With its commitment to PNCIMA, the federal government agreed to join First Nations in establishing the first national model of collaborative governance for marine use planning.
Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative is working with regional First Nations organizations to seek community approval to develop a Marine Planning and Management Reconciliation Table. This process will establish joint decision-making by First Nations and Canada in carrying out the PNCIMA plan in our territories.