Media Releases

New research shows habitat loss driving south peace caribou towards extinction

Media ReleasesMay 11, 2015

Eight environmental groups, Valhalla Wilderness Society, Pacific Wild, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Wilderness Committee, Wildlife Defence League, The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, Wolf Awareness Inc., and Bears Matter ... Read More

Departure of Empty Gillnet Boats from Central Coast Validates Heiltsuk Concerns over Lack of Herring

Media ReleasesApr 2, 2015

On Wednesday evening, Heiltsuk vessels escorted commercial herring boats as they made their way out of the Central Coast. After 10 days of intense negotiations and demonstrations following a herring seine fishery that violated the Heiltsuk’s ban, ... Read More

Tough Talks Between DFO and Heiltsuk Leaders Yield Progress, But No Resolution on Area 7 Herring Fishery

Media ReleasesMar 31, 2015

DFO Regional Director General Sue Farlinger arrived at the central coast DFO office near Bella Bella late Monday afternoon to meet with Heiltsuk leadership: Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, Hemas Harvey Humchitt, Hemas Gary Housty, elected leader Reg ... Read More

Heiltsuk Nation Blockades DFO Office on BC Central Coast

Media ReleasesMar 30, 2015

For Immediate Release A group of some 50 Heiltsuk band members, including Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, has placed DFO’s central coast office near Bella Bella on lockdown since 5:30 Sunday evening in defiance of a planned herring gillnet fishery ... Read More

Heiltsuk Nation will use "Any Means Necessary" to Stop Herring Gillnet Fishery

Media ReleasesMar 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Heiltsuk Nation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) failed to reach an agreement concerning the controversial herring gillnet fishery during talks on Wednesday afternoon. “Industry took 680 tons out of Area 7 with a ... Read More

DFO Opens Herring Seine Fishery in Violation of Heiltsuk Constitutional Rights

Media ReleasesMar 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At 16:48 on Sunday March 22, DFO opened the herring sac roe seine fishery in Spiller Channel. “This action shows blatant disrespect of aboriginal rights by DFO and industry,” said Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett. “DFO provided ... Read More

Heiltsuk Nation Prepares to Protect Herring Stocks, Closes Commercial Sac Roe Fishery

Media ReleasesMar 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Heiltsuk Nation has given notice to Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and commercial fishers that it will not allow a commercial sac roe fishery this year. The Nation has undertaken a review of the best available science ... Read More

Over 60 Canadian and International Signatories Voice Opposition to the B.C. Wolf Kill

Media ReleasesFeb 25, 2015

For Immediate Release More than sixty organizations and concerned citizens not only from British Columbia, but also from around the globe have signed an open letter addressed to Premier Clark opposing the B.C. government’s ongoing wolf slaughter. ... Read More

Press Release: BC Government green-lights controversial wolf hunt

Media ReleasesJan 15, 2015

Pacific Wild Press Release January 15, 2015 B.C. Government green-lights controversial wolf hunt in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions. As many as 184 wolves to be shot from helicopters. Decades of habitat destruction and human encroachment ... Read More

Cave Singers, Current Swell, White Buffalo to Headline Music Festival for Coastal Awareness

Media ReleasesJan 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2013 Ucluelet, BC Otalith Music Festival is excited to announce its full line up. Headlining this year are the Cave Singers, Current Swell and White Buffalo. These acts will see support from 12 other musicians from the ... Read More