The Peace River is the foundation of a major watershed in northeastern BC. It lies within the territories of Treaty 8 First Nations. The 39 Nations who are signatories to Treaty 8 are part of the Sicannie (Sikanni), Slavey, Beaver (Dunne-za), Cree, Saulteau, Dene and Mechif linguistic groups.
Woodland caribou are an ancient part of the fabric of mountain landscapes, but in Treaty 8 territory their very survival is in doubt. There is hope for caribou though, and Indigenous Nations are leading the way to their recovery.