Indigenous Peoples' Community Land Use Planning Handbook in BC

This LUP Handbook describes a community-driven process and approach to LUP, which differs from more technical LUP handbooks. Our emphasis is on community engagement, which prioritizes working with community knowledge and strengths and investing in community capacity building. We acknowledge the diversity of First Nations in BC and the complexity of land governance. As such, the Handbook emphasizes the importance of having a LUP process driven by the unique culture and governance system of each First Nations community. It promotes an approach to LUP that is grounded in culture, the relationship to land, and traditional knowledge, Indigenous values, laws and protocols.