Protecting and advocating for the rights of Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) in reviewing applications for Provincial tenures and permits and other commercial activity taking place on traditional Snuneymuxw lands.
Resource developments like logging, hydro-electric projects, commercial tourism, and mining continue in the territories of the member First Nations. Most of these activities require the permission of the provincial government to take place.
Before giving its permission for a proposed activity, the government must consult with the member First Nations. It “refers” proposals to the First Nations to consider and requests a formal response.
The Referrals Office is to protect and advocate for the recognition of the Aboriginal rights of the Snuneymuxw First Nation by:
The directive of the Referrals Office is to protect the hunting and fishing rights through the Douglas Treaty Implementation set up with the BC Government.
For protocol and contact information, please see the following documents: