To implement treaty by protecting and preserving our land, water, air, and wildlife so we may practice our culture for so long as the sun shines, the river flows and the grasses grow.

Core Community Services

The core community services provided by the Lands and Resources department are to:

Facilitate Treaty implementation on behalf of members by:

  • Lands and environmental stewardship of DRFN territory
  • Land use planning, wildlife management and water initiatives
  • Conducting and coordinating Traditional Land Use Studies
  • Engaging in consultation with the provincial and federal regulatory bodies
  • Engagement with industrial proponents in the territory to mitigate impacts to treaty rights
  • Participation in federal and provincial tables and initiatives
  • Records management
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Engaging with DRFN membership on issues of concern and interest on the land base, coordinating of Elder field trips and community meetings.
  • Coordinating monitor and environmental employment opportunities for DRFN members
  • Special projects to ensure the youth and elders have a guardianship role in the territory


Jennifer McCracken

Lands and Resources Manager

Lands and Resources Department Staff

Gord Haines

GIS Manager

Sara Rowe

Forestry Manager

Wes Rothlisberger

Oil and Gas Program Manager

Charmayne Brinkworth

BC Hydro Liaison

Lori Lineham

Oil and Gas Liaison

Zackary King

GIS Technician

Detailed contact information for our staff and departments can be found on our Contact page.