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First Nations leaders in B.C. continue call to have decision-making at Fisheries and Oceans investigated – CBC

Apr 20, 2023

Open letter references parliamentary standing committee report on DFO science

B.C. First Nations leaders are calling on the prime minister to address concerns about decision-making processes at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

The First Nations Leadership Council — a political executive made up of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs — sent an open letter Monday to Justin Trudeau and DFO Minister Joyce Murray.

The open letter refers to a report by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on science at DFO released in March, that examines how DFO develops scientific studies and advice for the department, how these results are communicated to the minister’s office and the public, and how they’re used in decision-making.

It makes 48 recommendations to improve the department’s science, six of which are directly related to working with Indigenous people and incorporating Indigenous knowledge.

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