Canada recognizes that federal policies and approaches will evolve over time and looks forward to working with Indigenous communities to jointly develop agreements that work for and benefit the parties. Reconciliation and related agreements focus on briinating the socio-economic gaps that separate Indigenous peoples from other British Columbians and building a province where all citizens can participate in a prosperous economy. “Fish are essential to the culture and livelihoods of many coastal First Nations. That is why it is so important to work together and reach agreements like this one that advance fisheries management and recognize the critical partnership role that First Nations communities, such as coastal First Nations, must play. works with Indigenous leaders, government authorities, industry, local governments and the public to support reconciliation and related agreements. . . .