North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society

An alliance of First Nations on BC’s North Coast and lower Skeena River

Photo from 'Together on the Coast', a film by North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society.
Photo courtesy of Together on the Coast, a film by North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society

The North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) was created in 2005 to promote collaboration on projects of shared value among the First Nation communities from BC’s North Coast and lower Skeena River.

The mandate of the NCSFNSS encompasses four main strands:

  • Pursue Program Partnerships – Deliver programs and projects in partnership with other agencies;
  • Enhance Community Capacity – Assist in resource management initiatives, accessing resources and developing local expertise;
  • Advocate Regional Interests – Advocate on issues of regional importance; and
  • Undertake Regional Projects – Implement projects and monitoring efforts to collect baseline data and inform policies and practices.
Fishing boats on the North Coast. Photo courtesy of NCSFNSS
Fishing boats on the North Coast. Photo courtesy of NCSFNSS

NCSFNSS works with its member Nations on three program areas: Fisheries, Marine Use Planning, and Commercial Fishing. Through these programs, NCSFNSS hopes to increase the understanding of the North Coast’s social and biological systems, as well as building capacity within the member Nations to continue the monitoring and conservation of marine resources.

North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society Resources

North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society Member Nations