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Herring Spawn Field Trips

BlogApr 15, 2012Max Bakken

A post by Max Bakken In late March and early April, millions of herring travel inshore from the Pacific to spawn. Herring roe is highly sought after by coastal First Nations. It is an important part of their cuisine and culture, and brings a frenzy ... Read More

Bella Bella JRP Hearings, Day 3

BlogApr 6, 2012Guest Blogger

By Becca Chandler The Joint Review Panel Hearings in Bella Bella ended yesterday with as much tension as they began. While the speakers once again spoke with passion and sincerity of their home, their livelihood, and their fears, the panel responded ... Read More

Bella Bella JRP Hearings – Day 2

BlogApr 5, 2012Diana Chan

It’s a struggle to find adequate words to describe what was witnessed during the hearings on Wednesday. Speaker after speaker faced the panel and testified with dignity and eloquence. When someone finds the perfect words and delivers them with such ... Read More

Bella Bella JRP Hearings – Day 1

BlogApr 4, 2012Diana Chan

The Joint Review Panel hearings began on Tuesday afternoon, a day and a half later than originally scheduled due to the panel’s unwarranted security concerns. After a community luncheon, the Heiltsuk singers and drummers led the hereditary chiefs ... Read More

The Eve of the JRP Hearings in Bella Bella

BlogApr 3, 2012Diana Chan

It was an honour to witness and take part in the events in Bella Bella on Sunday. After several months of preparing to give testimony, the Heiltsuk community organized a day of events to coincide with the arrival of the Joint Review Panel. Dozens of ... Read More

The Beginning of the Herring Spawn

BlogMar 30, 2012Guest Blogger

By Becca Chandler   Herring are small, oily fish that migrate along the coast of British Columbia to spawn in early spring. They are an important food source for local First Nation communities. The fish spawn on seaweed, rocks, and anything ... Read More

Hydrophone Sounds

BlogFeb 29, 2012Guest Blogger

It’s a great day here at Pacific Wild. We have heard many sounds come from our hydrophones in their various stages of construction, but after lots of tooling with the tech and knob turning, this is the first clear audio that we have received. This ... Read More

Mountain Surf Adventures: Bella Bella Board Builders

BlogFeb 22, 2012Guest Blogger

A blog from Norm Hann A couple of weeks ago I went to Bella Bella to work on a new website for the SEAS (Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards) program that I work for in Hartley Bay. I always enjoy visiting Bella Bella; it’s a beautiful place ... Read More

Drums of the Great Bear

BlogFeb 21, 2012Guest Blogger

Damien Gillis has created a powerful video from the recent Prince Rupert rally, published on : The beating of drums echoed throughout the seaside community of Prince Rupert, BC, on February 4 as thousands of First Nations and BC ... Read More

Parts of a hydrophone installation

BlogFeb 14, 2012Guest Blogger

By John Guillotte Our remote hydrophone field sites are comprised of lots of little devices and wires, each performing a crucial function to make the whole system work. These bits and pieces fall under one of three major components. The Hydrophone A ... Read More