Below you will find all relevant forms, applications, and documents for the services, governance, and activities of the shíshálh Nation. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or requests!
Our swiya (land, waters, world) faces ongoing impacts from development and resource extraction, including significant impacts to known as well as unknown archaeological and cultural sites, features, and materials. The shíshálh Nation Best Management Practices (BMPs) are intended i) to ensure studies are consistent with the values and interests of shíshálh Nation, ii) to minimize and mitigate potential impacts to archaeological resources through the promotion of responsible development practices, and iii) to ensure study design that prevents the undue loss of information where sites impacted by development and ancillary activities. It should be noted that, while archaeological studies can provide useful information and preserve excavated materials, the practice of archaeology is permanently destructive to our cultural heritage properties, and datasets produced by archaeological studies will always be incomplete. It is therefore imperative that all predevelopment planning ensures ground disturbing activities will be designed to minimize these impacts.
Read the full text here:
shishalh Nation Best Management Practices_Archaeological Resources_November2022
In 2012 a Finfish Aquaculture Policy was developed by the shíshálh Nation to inform proponents about expectations for finfish aquaculture operations within the shíshálh swiya. Since this policy was developed, new closed-containment aquaculture technologies have been developed that significantly reduce the environmental risks that are often associated with open net-pen aquaculture operations. There has also been an increase in shellfish aquaculture applications for sites within the swiya. In response to these developments, Rights & Title staff has refined the original Finfish Aquaculture Policy to create a Mariculture Policy that provides guidance around closed-containment aquaculture and shellfish aquaculture applications. We believe that this new Mariculture Policy will help provide protection for important resources within the shishalh swiya, while allowing for economic opportunities in the aquaculture industry.
The SIGD Advisory Council Regulation was revised with the new regulation approved and ordered by the Lieutenant Governor of BC on July 25, 2014. The regulation sets out the regulatory requirements for the Advisory Council including elections, role of Council members and petition for services.