The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) and First Nations Emergency Management Services (FNESS) are hosting 8 virtual engagement sessions in January of 2023. The purpose of the engagement is to gather critical, value-added feedback that will inform the development of Sendai-based BC First Nations Regional Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction. The need for this important work is endorsed through BCAFN, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC resolutions.
The focus of these sessions will be in relation the following questions:
- What do BC First Nations need to be better informed on and more comprehensive in our understanding of as it relates to disaster risk?
- In what ways can BC First Nations strengthen our governance to better manage disaster risk?
- Where are investments most needed to increase resiliency in First Nations communities and across ancestral territories?
- In what ways could better preparations be made that would lead to more effective responses, recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction for BC First Nations?
Register below in the region where you live and work:
Interior Salish Region
The southern interior: Lil’wat-Osoyoos-Xat’sull (North of Williams Lake)
January 11th, 9am – 3pm
Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland, and East Vancouver Island Region
From Stó:lō to East Vancouver Island up to Cowichan Lake, South Sunshine Coast
January 12th, 9am-3pm
West Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast Region
Covering West Vancouver Island to Kitasoo, including Nuxalk, North Sunshine Coast
January 13th 9am-3pm
Gitksan Treaty Society to Nisga’a Lisims extending to Haida Gwaii, also including Haisla:
January 25th 9am-3pm
The Ktunaxa region, and nations in the southeast from Shuswap to Tobacco Plains
January 26th 9am-3pm
Tsilhqot’in Carrier Sekani Region
All of the Tsilhqot’in and Carrier Sekani Regions
January 27th 9am-3pm
Northern Dene/Tlingit/Cree Region
Covering north and northeast BC including Treaty 8 territory, Kaska Dena Council, and Taku River
January 30th 9am-3pm
General Engagement Session
January 31st 9am-3pm