Consulting with First Nations

Last updated on June 25, 2024

Consulting with First Nations

This webpage contains historical, legacy documents that are intended for general information purposes only. You should not rely upon the material or information on this website as a basis for making any business, legal or any other decisions. Although references are made to government’s legal requirements arising from section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 and section 3 of the Declaration Act on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act SBC 2019 c 44, and reconciliation commitments set by government, the content of this webpage should not be interpreted as legal instructions or legal advice.

For specific assistance and guidance, please contact the appropriate decision-making agency.

Proponents and First Nations

As the government develops its relationships with First Nations to advance reconciliation, companies looking for investment and growth opportunities in B.C. have important relationships to consider building as well. A key opportunity includes engaging First Nations early in the planning stages of a project prior to government’s formal consultation processes.

Engaging First Nations: Proponent Resources

Sector-Specific Proponent Guides

Environmental Assessment

Major Mines

Clean Energy Projects

Contacts for First Nation Consultation

Contacts for First Nations Consultation Areas map is an online, interactive spatial query tool that allows the general public, industry, other levels of government and First Nations to identity First Nation contacts in the search area.

Contact information

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation provides advice and guidance in First Nations consultation.

Vancouver Office
Victoria Office
Toll-free Office
PO Box 9100 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria BC V8W 9B1