March 21, 2024

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) applaud the BC Government’s commitment to build flood preparedness throughout the province in light of the ongoing Climate Emergency in BC and throughout the world. Earlier today, the provincial government released its BC Flood Strategy From Flood Risk to Resilience: a B.C. Flood Strategy to 2035.

The Strategy is intended as a roadmap toward 2035 with a commitment to work in collaboration with First Nations, local governments and stakeholders. First Nations were invited to contribute their knowledge, experience, and perspectives on flood resilience. Their contributions have shaped the Vision for the Strategy and informed the Actions moving forward.