Building Relationships

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Representatives of BC Hydro, Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council, and Okanagan Nation Alliance gather in Kelowna for the 2015 annual agreement oversight committee meeting.

First Nations and BC Hydro

Aboriginal people hold a distinct historical, legal and cultural status within Canada and represent our country's fastest growing population.

They are BC Hydro's customers, employees, contractors, and service providers. They are our neighbours and we have much to learn from them both as an organization and as British Columbians.

First Nation traditional territories encompass the entire land mass of British Columbia. BC Hydro's facilities are situated on First Nation traditional territories, reserve and treaty lands. Aboriginal peoples' rights and title are protected within the Constitution of Canada.

BC Hydro recognizes that building relationships that represent the priorities of aboriginal people and First Nations are critical to BC Hydro's mission to provide reliable, affordable, clean electricity throughout B.C., safely.