How we connect with First Nations

Secwepemc
In 2017, BC Hydro representatives gathered with Secwepemc Nation members in Revelstoke to celebrate the signing of a relationship protocol agreement.

We connect, engage, and listen

We strive to connect with and build lasting relationships with First Nations communities in B.C. We have relationship leads in each region of our province who are dedicated to working closely with each community and providing the link between community members and BC Hydro.


 

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Read about what's happening in your community

To learn about projects happening in your community, check out our capital projects section.

 

See the Cheknews.ca story on BC Hydro's plans to decommission the Salmon River diversion dam on Vancouver Island, with help from the K’omoks, We Wai Kai, and Wei Wai Kum First Nations.

As part of the Metro North Transmission project to help meet the electricity demands of a fast-growing region, Tsleil-Waututh Nation expressed concerns about the potential cultural and environmental impacts of the transmission line's route.

The area that surrounds the Burrard Inlet is the heart of the territory of Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Through the consultation process, the end result was a preferred route alternative better for everyone involved, and a stronger foundation with First Nations and our key stakeholders.

The John Hart Generating Station upgrades project provides opportunities for environmental and fish monitoring work through Laich-Kwil-Tach Environmental Assessments Limited Partnership (LKT),  formed by the We Wai Kai (Cape Mudge) and Wei Wai Kum (Campbell River) First Nations. 

Read about how a trio of First Nations members are studying fish and water flows on the Campbell River

Read the Revelstoke Mountaineer and Revelstoke Review stories about our relationship protocol agreement with the Secwepemc Nation.

Learn how a little ingenuity by BC Hydro helped deliver a kids skateboard park in Ahousaht.

After 46 Penticton youth were identified as high risk in 2009, a group of Okanagan Nation youth asked for a run to promote unity and awareness around suicide and violence in their Nation. See our story and video on the 2017 Syilx Youth Unity Run.

Learn about the Our Story, Our Voice gallery at the Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, where visitors take an emotional journey back in time, to before, during and after the Peace River Valley was flooded in 1968.

BC Hydro's president looks back at the mixed legacy of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, and how differently BC Hydro works with First Nations and environmental best practices today.