Land and Resources
The Fisheries Program represents a wide variety of initiatives and projects that include planning and the operational management of natural resources such as water, fish and wildlife with the goal of ensuring long-term sustainability throughout the Nation’s marine territory.
Primary functions of the Program
Development and collection of baselione inventories
Devleopment and bioregional and operational plans and projects
Ongoing research and monitoring of the lands, water and resources of the territory
Design, planning, and implementation of ecosystem restoration projects
Fisheries – 2017/18 Program Objectives
Managing the Aboriginal fisheries activities within the tradinitional territory
Coordination of policy and program development in the area of QFN fisheries management and related activities
Manage QFN and Gwabalis commercial fishing licenses
Management of QFN’s Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreement with DFO
Management of other related contracts, including Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Enviroment Canada
Liaise with government and industrial agents in areas impacting QTT Lands and Resources
The Quatsino Forestry Department is led by the Forestry Coordinator. Quatsino Forestry efforts are heavily influenced by local industry through our partnership with Western Forest Products. There is a Protocol that was also developed to include a preferred archaeologist in the assessment of cut areas within the Quatsino Traditional Territory.
Forestry – 2017/18 Program Objectives
Develop Training and Employment Opportunities
Support QEDLP and Quattishe Forestry
Assist the ForestryIndustry in sharinginformation and plans
Explain to government and Industry the QuatsinoPosition on Forestry Issues (forestry Referrals)
The Referrals Program is framed by the process established in the Quatsino Consultation and Accommodation Policy. The policy defines what meaningful consultation is to the Quatsino. The Program ensures that the process and guidelines described in the Quatsino Consultation and Accommodation Policy are adhered to by anyone proposing a plan, policy or project within the Quatsino Consultation Area.
This Program also deals with unforeseen incidents that occur within or adjacent to the territory that require Quatsino involvement or academic research requests. Through this program the Department works to protect Quatsino’s rights and title.
Primary funtions of the Program
Administration of referrals (including financial administration)
Assessment of potential impacts of referrals on Quatsino values
Coordination of written responses to the Crown and private sector
Proponent engagement and client meetings
Negotiations of accommodation of benefit agreements (where appropriate)
Development of analytical models and matrices
Ongoing monitoring of Quatsino values
Referrals – 2017/18 Program Objectives
Maintain and manage Referral information.
Ensure QFN’s Consultation and Accommodation Policy is implemented.
Traditional Use Study (TUS)
The Quatsino Traditional Use study dates to the mid-nineties. The Program focuses on the identification, protection, revitalization and interpretation of cultural heritage resources within the territory.
Primary funtions of the Program
Protection of archaeological, spiritual sites and traditional activity areas
Conducting archaeological assessments and specialized artifact analysis
Use and occupancy studies
Research and collection of Quatsino history
Identification of Quatsino place names
Strength of claim analyses
The development of a Cultural Heritage Policy
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage – 2017/18 Program Objectives
Ensure Quatsino archaeology and cultural heritage resources are protected.
Gather and protect information on Quatsino history and culture.
Promote and encourage Quatsino culture.
Expand Archaeological business opportunities.
Maintain an archival data management system.