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Great Bear Youth Paddle

BlogJun 28, 2012Guest Blogger

The following posts have been compiled by youth from the lower mainland and Hartley Bay who joined forces to voyage by canoe form Hartley Bay to Kiel and back. Read of their adventure below ***** In Hartley Bay We traveled for two long days with “ ... Read More

New study on Economic Impacts of an oil spill on the B.C. coast

A major tanker spill off the coast of northern British Columbia could wipe out any potential economic gains from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. UBC researchers ... Read More

A Park for Killing

BlogMay 24, 2012Ian McAllister

This past long weekend I traveled by speedboat up Burke Inlet to the Kwatna River–The Kwatna watershed is a powerhouse in the world of grizzly bear strongholds with its vast sedge -filled estuary and Sitka spruce floodplain forest surrounded by snow ... Read More

Bella Bella Hunger Strike Multimedia Slideshow

BlogApr 25, 2012Guest Blogger

The makers of Stand Film have released this great short video on the Bella Bella youth hunger strike during the JRP hearings:Read More

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