Virtual event

Learn about the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund at a virtual event

Six First Nations work together to improve the health of the Fraser River and Burrard Inlet

An upcoming online presentation will dive into the Fraser River and Burrard Inlet.

The upcoming Virtual Fraser River Dialogue at the Fraser River Discovery Center will feature representatives from the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund, who will speak about the work they do for the health of aquatic ecosystems in the Lower Fraser and Burrard Inlet.

“The FNFLF was created to ensure positive and productive collaboration between First Nations, governments and the private sector to protect, preserve and enhance important environmental areas,” said Stephen Bruyneel, Director of External Relations and of the development of the Fraser River Discovery Centre. “Six First Nations — Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Tsawwassen and Tsleil-Waututh — are now working together in the spirit of snəw̓eyəɬ, ‘traditional teachings of sustainability and long-term planning.’

Morgan Guerin, Chair of the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund, and Jenna Duncan, Manager of the organization, will be part of a panel to talk about the work they do to preserve, protect and restore the lands, waters and resources of traditional territories. of the six First Nations.

“We are grateful to have Morgan and Jenna join us for this virtual dialogue,” Bruyneel said. “Their work is important in helping to sustain the future of our aquatic ecosystems. This is also another initiative that supports our work with Musqueam to help develop xʷtatəl̕ləm (a place of learning) at the FRDC.

Established in 2013, the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund aims to help six First Nations work together to address the impacts on fish and fish habitat from increased industrialization and urbanization in the lower Fraser and Burrard Inlet .

The Fraser River Dialogue event will take place on Tuesday, November 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. It will be done online via Zoom.

The event is free, but donations to the Fraser River Discovery Center are encouraged to support its work.

Located at 788 Quayside Dr., the Fraser River Discovery Center offers a variety of exhibits and programs related to various aspects of the Mighty Fraser.

For more information and to pre-register, visit www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.