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    Katzie Natural Resources

    Katzie Natural Resources


    The Katzie people are the original inhabitants and stewards of the lands and waters with the area that extends from the headwaters of Pitt River to the Pacific Ocean, inclusive of the areas drained by the Nickomekl and Serpentine Rivers.

    The Katzie First Nation is comprised of five reserves and a membership of 572 people, within an area that includes the municipalities of Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Langley in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Katzie are known for having a very long history of successful ecological management, including gathering and sustainable management of wapato, white sturgeon, and oolichan.


    The Katzie First Nation Chief and Council have a mandate from membership to protect and enhance the cultural values and traditions through respect and equality for all. Comprised of five reserves and a membership of 572 people, the Katzie are known for having a very long history of successful ecological management, including gathering and sustainable management of wapato within an area that includes the Pitt and Alouette River watersheds in the municipalities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.

    Katzie have witnessed the loss and degradation of over 80% of wetland habitat in the heart of our traditional territory. We value healthy ecosystems, because we honour our sacred role as stewards of the land and its resources, and because we acknowledge that healthy ecosystems support healthy lives and healthy communities.

    We are engaged in many environmental stewardship projects in our territory, including eco-cultural restoration, with a focus on wetland enhancement and the restoration of wapato as a sacred traditional food.

     

    Welcome to our journey!