First Nations engagement and consultations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with First Nations, stakeholders and Canadians on matters of interest and concern to them. Consulting is an important part of good governance, sound policy development and decision-making. In addition to good governance objectives, Canada has statutory, contractual and common law obligations to consult with Aboriginal groups.

The Crown has a legal duty to consult and, if appropriate, accommodate (Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation - Updated Guidelines for Federal Officials to Fulfill the Legal Duty to Consult, 2011) when the Crown contemplates conduct that might adversely impact section 35 rights (established or potential).

The following meetings, workshops and planning sessions are with First Nations and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Consultation and engagement with First Nations includes participation on a number of levels and in a variety of ways. These exchanges and involvement may include advisory processes, management boards, technical groups and other roundtable forums.

The First Nation Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) groups meet monthly. The DFO Aboriginal Affairs Advisors and the Resource Managers attend any Tier 2 (First Nations and DFO)components to the sessions with the AAROM groups.

Meetings

Date Meeting Location Detail
180618June 18, 2018 Pacific Salmon Treaty Chapter 4 renewal Coast Inn of the North,
770 Brunswick St,
Prince George, BC
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For further information please contact Melissa Warnock
180605June 5, 2018 Pacific Salmon Treaty Chapter 4 renewal Hotel 540,
540 Victoria St,
Kamloops, BC
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For further information please contact Melissa Warnock
180531May 31, 2018 Pacific Salmon Treaty Chapter 4 renewal Anchor Inn and Suites,
261 Island Hwy,
Campbell River, BC
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For further information please contact Melissa Warnock
180528May 28, 2018 Pacific Salmon Treaty Chapter 4 renewal Tzeachten Community Centre,
45855 Promontory Rd,
Chilliwack, BC
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For further information please contact Melissa Warnock
180327March 27 to 29 2018 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Kamloops, BC -
180326March 26 2018 Joint Technical Working Group Kamloops, BC -
180227February 27 to March 1 2018 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Nanaimo, BC -
180226February 26 2018 Joint Technical Working Group Nanaimo, BC -
180123January 23 to 25 2018 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Richmond, BC -
180122January 22 2018 Joint Technical Working Group Richmond, BC -
171130November 30 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations and Renewable Resource Councils Best Western Gold Rush Inn Whitehorse, 411 Main Street, Whitehorse, YK
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171121November 21 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Tseshaht Administration Building, 5091 Tsuma-as Drive, Port Alberni BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171116November 16 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Tzeachten Community Center, 45855 Promontory Road, Chilliwack, B.C.
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171102November 2 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171026October 26 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge 3251 Highway 16, Smithers BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171026October 26 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Thunderbird Hall 1420 Wewaikum Road, Campbell River, BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171024October 24 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171024October 24 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations The Crest Hotel, 222 1st Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171019October 19 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites Victoria, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171019October 19 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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171017October 17 2017 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel 225 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC
9:00am – 4:00pm
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170406April 4-6 2017 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
170307March 7 to 9 2017 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
170223February 23 2017 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) – Pre-season discussion Quesnel, BC -
170223February 23 2017 The Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations and Renewable Resource Councils Whitehorse, BC -
170207February 7 to 8 2017 First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC) – Salmon Coordinating Committee (SCC) Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Workshop Vancouver, BC -
170124January 24 to 26 2017 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning for Fraser Salmon: Discussion of the pre-draft of the IFMP and other proposals that may require consultation and science work. Richmond -
170123January 23 2017 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Richmond -
170123January 23 2017 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
170119January 19 2017 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake, BC -
161207December 7 2016 The Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSP) and Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) meeting with First Nations Vancouver, BC -
161206December 6 2016 The Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSP) and Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) meeting with First Nations Nanaimo, BC -
161130November 30 2016 The Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSP) and Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) meeting with First Nations Prince Rupert, BC -
161123November 23 2016 The Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSP) and Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) meeting with First Nations Prince George, BC -
161115November 15 2016 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive Committee TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
161110November 10 2016 The Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSP) and Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) meeting with First Nations Kamloops, BC -
161026October 26 2016 First Nations Fisheries Act Review Meeting Richmond -
161021October 21 2016 First Nations Fisheries Act Review Meeting Prince George -
161017October 17 2016 First Nations Fisheries Act Review Meeting Nanaimo -
161015October 15 2016 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive Committee TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
161014October 14 2016 First Nations Fisheries Act Review Meeting Merritt -
161012October 12 2016 First Nations Fisheries Act Review Meeting Terrace -
160920September 20 2016 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive Committee TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
160405April 5-7, 2016 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest, Planning Update Kamloops For further information please contact Adrian Wall
160404April 4, 2016 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Kamloops -
160323March 23, 2016 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (LFFA) Delegate Forum TBD -
160308March 8-10, 2016 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest, Planning Update Nanaimo For further information please contact Adrian Wall
160307March 7, 2016 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Nanaimo -
160301March 1-3, 2016 First Nation Fisheries Council Annual General Assembly, Tier 1 and 2 Vancouver, BC For further information please contact Lisa Wilson
160219February 19, 2016 LFFA Delegate Forum TBD For further information please contact LFFA Delegate Forum
160208February 8 – 12, 2016 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest, Planning Update Vancouver, BC For further information please contact Adrian Wall
160201February 1-3, 2016 Island Marine and Aquatic Working Group (IMAWG), Tier 1 and Tier 2 - For further information please contact Andrea Goruk
160126January 26-28, 2016 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest, Planning Update Fraser Valley/Richmond For further information please contact Adrian Wall
160125January 25, 2016 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Richmond -
151215December 15, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM Location: TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
151215December 15, 2015 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Location: TBD -
151127November 27, 2015 IHPC and First Nation SCC Meeting, salmon outlook document discussion WebEx For further information please contact Adrian Wall
151117November 17, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM Vancouver For further information please contact Adrian Wall
151115November 16, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
151020October 20, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
151005October 5-7, 2015 Fraser River Panel Post Season Meeting Harrison Hot Springs For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150929September 29 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150925September 25 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150924September 24 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150922September 22, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
150922September 22 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150918September 18 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150917September 17 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150915September 15 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150911September 11 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150910September 10 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150908September 8 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150904September 4 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150903September 3 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150831August 31 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150828August 28 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150827August 27 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150825August 25 2015 Fraser Panel in season Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150825August 25 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150821August 21 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150820August 20 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150818August 18 2015 Fraser Panel in season Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150818August 18 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150814August 14 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150813August 13 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150811August 11 2015 Fraser Panel in season Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150811August 11 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150807August 7 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150806August 6 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150804August 4 2015 Fraser Panel in season Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150804August 4 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150731July 31 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150730July 30 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150724July 24 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150723July 23 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150717July 17 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150716July 16 2015 Fraser River Technical Committee Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150714July 14 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150710July 10, 2015 Fraser River Panel Teleconference For further information please contact Jennifer Nener
150519May 19, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
150423April 23, 2015 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance Forum - AAROM TBD For further information please contact Terri Bonnett
150421April 21, 2015 Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) Executive - AAROM - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
150413April 13, 2015 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Richmond For further information please contact Dean Allan
150410April 10, 2015 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Kamloops -
150408April 8, 2015 Island Marine and Aquatic Working Group (IMAWG) Nanaimo For further information please contact Andrea Goruk
150310March 10-12, 2015 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning TBD For further information please contact Dean Allan
150219February 19, 2015 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
150219February 19, 2015 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance Delagates Forum TBD For further information please contact Terri Bonnett
150217February 17, 2015 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
150205February 5, 2015 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance TBD For further information please contact Terri Bonnett
150203February 3-4 2015 Island Marine and Aquatic Working Group (IMAWG) TBD For further information please contact Andrea Goruk
150127January 27-29, 2015 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Fraser Valley For further information please contact Dean Allan
150122January 22, 2015 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance Fraser Valley For further information please contact Terri Bonnett
150120January 20, 2015 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
150119January 19-20, 2015 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee - Tier 1 and Tier 2 Vancouver For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
150119January 19-20 2015 Island Marine and Aquatic Working Group (IMAWG) - salmon post season review - For further information please contact Andrea Goruk
150109January 9, 2015 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance Fraser Valley For further information please contact Terri Bonnett
150108January 8, 2015 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee - Tier 1 Vancouver For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
141216December 16-18, 2014 Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Williams Lake For further information please contact Dean Allan
141208December 8, 2014 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee Vancouver For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
141127November 27, 2014 Columbia River Treaty, Okanagan Nation Alliance (as represented by the Upper Nicola Band, Okanagan Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band Lower Similkameen Indian Band, and the Osoyoos Indian Band) and the Government of Canada (as represented by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and Natural Resources Canada). Vancouver, DFO Office -
141126November 26-27, 2014 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee Vancouver For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
141120November 20, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
141118November 18, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
141113November 13-14, 2014 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee Vancouver For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
141030October 30, 2014 First Nation Fisheries Council General Assembly – Tier 2 Prince George, BC -
141021October 21, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
141016October 16, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140926September 26, 2014 Information Session with First Nations, Aquaculture Activities Regulations (proposed) Terrace For further information please contact the First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC)
140925September 25, 2014 Information Session with First Nations, Aquaculture Activities Regulations (proposed) Nanaimo For further information please contact the First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC)
140922September 22, 2014 Information Session with First Nations, Aquaculture Activities Regulations (proposed) Vancouver For further information please contact the First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC)
140918September 18, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140912September 12, 2014 Columbia River Treaty Government of Canada and Columbia Basin First Nations Invermere -
140821August 21, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140717July 17, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140614June 19, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140617June 17, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
140526May 26-27, 2014 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee SFU Wosk Centre For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
140520May 20, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
140515May 15, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140507May 7, 2014 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Vancouver Island For further information please contact Dean Allan
140506May 6-7, 2014 Fraser Watershed Joint Technical Working Group Vancouver Island -
140430April 30, 2014 Salmon Coordinating Committee (SCC) WebEx -
140417April 17, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140415April 15, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
140407April 7, 2014 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance - Tier 2 Lower Fraser -
140401April 1-2, 2014 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee SFU Wosk Centre For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
140320March 20, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140318March 18-20, 2014 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Kamloops For further information please contact Dean Allan
140318March 18, 2014 Fraser River Salmon Spawning Initiative (FRSSI) Tier 2 Kamloops -
140318March 18, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) TBD For further information please contact Adrian Wall
140317March 17-18, 2014 Fraser River Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) Richmond For further information please contact Jamie Scroggie
140317March 17, 2014 Fraser River Salmon Spawning Initiative (FRSSI) Tier 3 Richmond -
140317March 17, 2014 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (LFFA) – Pre-Season discussions Lower Fraser -
140218February 18-20, 2014 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Richmond For further information please contact Dean Allan
140220February 20, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140218February 18, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
140217February 17-18, 2014 Fraser River Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) Richmond For further information please contact Jamie Scroggie
140129January 29, 2014 North Coast First Nations Salmon Coordinating Committee (SCC), post season review Prince Rupert -
140128January 28-30, 2014 Fraser River Forum on Conservation and Harvest Planning Richmond For further information please contact Dean Allan
140127January 27-28, 2014 Fraser River Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) Richmond For further information please contact Jamie Scroggie
140127January 27-28, 2014 Updating the Commercial Salmon Allocation Framework - First Nations Salmon Co-ordinating Committee Vancouver For presentations and meeting notes, please contact: Cynthia Johnston, 604-658-2841
140123January 23, 2014 Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA) Williams Lake For further information please contact Linda Stevens
140123January 23, 2014 Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance - Pre Season Discussion Lower Fraser -
140121January 21, 2014 AAROM group - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAF's) - For further information please contact Adrian Wall
140108January 8, 2014 First Nations Salmon Coordinating Committee (SCC) – South Coast – post season review Vancouver -