This Medicinal Plants Policy is one part of implementing our Declaration with respect to the medicinal plants of our Territory, and is an exercise of our inherent Title and Rights. This Medicinal Plants 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 medicinal plants of our Territory. This Medicinal Plants 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 customary laws, Title and Rights, international legal standards, and the common law. This Medicinal Plants Policy outlines expectations for the Crown, proponents, and all others who seek to regulate or benefit from the use of the medicinal plants in our Territory. Both the Crown and proponents seeking to use the medicinal plants 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 and this Policy.