Manager of Policy and Planning ,
Ktunaxa Nation Council
Craig Paskin has worked and volunteered with First Nations organizations and partnerships since moving to British Columbia in 1997, including the Clayoquot Sound Central Region Board; the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust; Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training; the Tofino Research and Education Committee; and now with the Ktunaxa Nation Council’s Land and Resources Sector as their Manager of Policy and Planning.
Most of Craig’s work focuses on modelling collaborative management and stewardship initiatives between the Ktunaxa Nation Council and the BC government, as well as developing Ktunaxa policies. His current policy development work includes such areas as research ethics, research honoraria, citizen engagement, title and rights research, and land stewardship.
Collaborative stewardship initiatives with the Province of British Columbia include developing a framework to explore and test co-management and shared decision making options. Planning initiatives include developing a Ktunaxa cultural landscape for the east side of Columbia Lake; developing Columbia Valley recreation management options; and identifying Ktunaxa cultural and conservation values and management strategies around Kootenay Lake.