Aboriginal fisheries are an integral part of fisheries resource management in the Pacific Region. Through consultation, cooperative management and stewardship activities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) regional staff and Aboriginal groups are working together to build strong, healthy relationships and sustainable fisheries. Economic and capacity building opportunities are providing Aboriginal groups with tools that contribute to building healthy and sustainable Aboriginal communities.
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Mission to Sawmill Creek
Members of the Stó:lō Nation and Stó:lō Tribal Council; including Aitchelitz, Chawathil, Cheam, Kwawkwawapilt, Leq’a:mel, Peter’s, Popkum, Seabird Island, Skawahlook, Shxw’ow’hamel, Skowkale, Skowlitz, Skwah, Skway, Soowahlie, Squiala, Sumas, Tzeachten, Union Bar, Yakweakwioose and Sts’ailes First Nations, fish this area using set nets, drift nets and beach seines.

VISION:
The LFFA is a voice for the first Nations of the Lower Fraser River. We work collaboratively and holistically to manage our fishery and to support our cultural and spiritual traditions for future generations.
MISSION:
To promote and support the management of a robust and expanding fishery for the First Nations of the Lower Fraser River.
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Sts’ailes (formerly Chehalis Indian Band) is a progressive, independent, non-profit Band that is not involved in the Treaty process. The mandate of our organization is to represent and govern the Sts’ailes Band and our community members. We also strive to provide services and programs that will support, enhance and enrich the lives of all community members.
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Sts'ailes Band

The Stó:lō Nation is the political amalgamation of eleven Stó:lō communities. The Stó:lō Service Agency (SSA) is the service delivery arm of Stó:lō Nation. SSA provides services to the Stó:lō and Aboriginal communities throughout S’olh Temexw.

S’olh Temexw is the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people. According to our swxoxwiyam, we have lived here since time immemorial. The Stó:lō traditional territory extends from Yale to Langley, BC.

The SSA aims to ensure social and economic development within the Stó:lō community through services and programs in the areas of education, human resource development, early childhood education services such as daycare, headstart and family support, elderly care, social development, health services, a dental office, tourism, and land and research and resource management services.
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Stó:lō Nation

The Stó:lō Tribal Council was incorporated on July 21, 2004 by eight First Nations that include: Chawathil; Cheam; Kwantlen; Kwaw Kwaw Apilt; Scowlitz; Seabird Island; Shxw’ow’hamel and Soowahlie. The Stó:lō Tribal Council is an aboriginal organization that provides Advisory Services to its 8 member bands that include: Finance, Community Planning, Technical, Governance and Economic Development. In addition to Advisory Services, the Stó:lō Tribal Council provides service delivery for Social Development and Education for those communities that require support.

The Stó:lō Tribal Council has adopted a governance structure that is more open, transparent, accountable and inclusive. All registered members of participating First Nations who are 18 or older may become voting members of the Council, and all voting members are eligible to be directors.

The Stó:lō Tribal Council is governed by an 11 member board. The President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer are elected positions for a term of three years. Each remaining community is responsible for appointing a member to the board.
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Stó:lō Tribal Council