It could be a breakthrough regarding further First Nations participation in the Columbia River Treaty talks.
Nelson mayor Deb Kozak is also Chair of the Local Governments Committee which has been discussing treaty modifications for almost four years.
Kozak says the return of salmon to the river is a big issue for First Nations.
But also the Federal and Provincial governments want more First Nations involvement at the local government level.
The idea of the partnership with the the Local Governments Committee is at a very preliminary stage.