Engaging with First Nations
The lands and waters managed by Port Metro Vancouver intersect with the traditional territories of several First Nations. We recognize the historical significance of our First Nation neighbours and work to identify mutually beneficial opportunities for both the Port and First Nations in the development of the Gateway.
British Columbia's Lower Mainland is home to a number of First Nations whose traditional territories intersect the lands and waters managed by Port Metro Vancouver.
There are many areas of common interest between the Port and First Nation communities, ranging from environmental stewardship to economic development.
To build on our shared interests, we actively engage with First Nation communities to seek their involvement in the future growth, operation and stewardship of the Pacific Gateway.
We hope to develop lasting collaborative relationships with First Nations around port-related business through initiatives that enhance the Port’s understanding of First Nations’ historical use of the land, foster transparency in Port dealings with First Nation communities to develop trust, and establish formal and flexible consultation processes for port activities.
We recognize that the future success of the Pacific Gateway requires the support and participation of First Nations.