50 years on the BC coast
To understand where we’re going and why we need a Blueprint for the Coast, we need to understand where we’ve been and where we are now.
Since time immemorial, Indigenous nations have been stewarding coastal and ocean areas in accordance with their Indigenous laws in what has now become known as British Columbia. While severely disrupted by colonization, Indigenous nations have continued to keep their laws, customs, and stewardship practices alive. It is time for British Columbia to partner with Indigenous nations to create a new coastal marine strategy for the province.