This Fresh Water Policy is one part of implementing our Declaration with respect to the water of our Territory, and is an exercise of our inherent Title and Rights. This Fresh Water Policy supplements the shíshálh Nation Lands and Resources Decision-Making Policy by identifying some specific additional decision-making factors and standards regarding how shíshálh will make decisions with respect to the fresh water of our Territory. This Fresh Water Policy is developed to reflect and carry forward the sacred trust we hold for current and future generations of the shíshálh People, in a manner which respects our Title and Rights, international legal standards, and the common law. This Fresh Water Policy outlines expectations for the Crown, proponents, and all others who seek to regulate or benefit from the use of the fresh water in our Territory. Both the Crown and proponents seeking to use the fresh water of our Territory, and to engage in consultation and accommodation should fully familiarize themselves with the expectations and directions of the shíshálh Nation Lands and Resources Decision-Making Policy as well as this Policy.