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Exploring Theme: "Indigenous Conservation Areas"

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January 23, 2024

Learning to Plan for the Next 500 Years

A first-of-its-kind program at Vancouver Island University trains students to steward Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas. The Tyee: Jessica Hum and a dozen other Vancouver Island University students boarded a bus in late September 2022 on a journey to the cabin of master canoe carver Elder Joe Martin, tucked away in the thick forests of Tla-o-qui-aht...

August 26, 2023

Parks and Reconciliation: How First Nations in B.C. are taking back control of stewardship and access in their traditional territories

CBC News: Walking the Big Tree Trail in Meares Island Tribal Park, Saya Masso spots a mass of salamander eggs sitting in the sun.  The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s lands and resources manager stops to scoop them with his bare hands into a moist, shady spot beneath the trail’s cedar boardwalk. He sighs. “Some of these...

August 2, 2023

First Nations leader celebrates evolution of stewardship in Great Bear Rainforest

By Rochelle Baker | News, Island Insider | August 2nd 2023 A mother grizzly monitors her cubs in the Great Bear Rainforest — where new measures are being put in place to protect bear dens and habitat from logging. Photo by Andrew S. Wright / Canada’s National Observer Canads’s National Observer: There are new measures to better protect bear and fish...

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