All First Nation communities share a belief that resources should be managed in a manner that ensures they continue to provide for future generations.
The Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA) was born from this belief and a recognition that Central Coast First Nations can better realize our goal of sustainable environments, and healthy local economies and communities by working together.
Our Nations have been working together informally on resource management issues for decades. Most recently we have been developing comprehensive marine use plans for our territories and for the Central Coast region.
In March, 2010 the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations formalized our relationship and signed a declaration to foster a strong working relationship between our Nations and through a common voice, ensure our ecosystems return to a healthy balance, while respecting our cultures, advancing our peoples’ well-being, and enhancing our economies.
With the signing of the declaration the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance was born.