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The UNBC-Lake Babine Nation Protocol Agreement

In January of 2010 a protocol agreement was signed between LBN and UNBC. This agreement involves working together with UNBC to create learning opportunities for both UNBC students and LBN members. The agreement also makes it easier for UNBC professors to conduct research involving LBN or LBN territories.  LBN gets to have input into the direction that this research takes and also benefits from what is learned.

The implementation of the agreement is overseen by a Protocol Committee made up of three representatives from LBN and three representatives of UNBC. They are in charge of reviewing mechanisms for implementing different elements of the agreement and engaging with any major projects that are proposed between LBN and UNBC. 

To date UNBC professors and students have been involved in facilitating LBN meetings and providing expertise in several areas such as  oral history projects and a proposed land use planning project which is currently awaiting funding approval.  There has also been an Archaeological Field school put on by UNBC at the Babine Fence area and a follow up dig is planned for summer 2012. The Northern British Columbia Archives houses a significant collection of LBN materials as a related part of this agreement and is in the process of cataloguing this material.

As this agreement continues to expand and develop there will be increasing opportunities and project partnerships available.

2017 Skeena Sockeye Management Plan

In 2017, the total sockeye return to the entire Skeena River is expected to be 500,000. The average return is about 2 million. The predicted 2017 return would be about the same size as the return in 2013 that led to dramatic reductions in food fish harvest for LBN.

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UNBC / LBNT Events

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Multiple events and downloadable posters to view such as when Lake Babine First Nation first approached the Northern BC Archives at UNBC in 2010 to assist in its archiving activities, learn more about UNBC's relationship with the Lake Babine First Nation which has been ongoing for twenty years, and more.

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