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May 1, 2024

West Coast Indigenous-led marine conservation area gets global spotlight

Canada’s National Observer: Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation’s Gitdisdzu Lugyeks Marine Protected Area (MPA) ‘as recently awarded a coveted “blue park” status by a renowned international ocean conservation group. Photo by Moonfish Media / KXFN Stewardship Authority Listen to article A coastal First Nation is celebrating global recognition of its marine protected area after recently snagging a...

March 22, 2024

Behind the scenes of the award-winning documentary Keepers of the Land 

Filmmakers Doug Neasloss and Deirdre Leowinata explore how this captivating film came to be, the significance of bears in Indigenous communities and cultures and the importance of storytelling NationTalk: Canadian Geographic -There’s a reason why people refer to British Columbia’s remote coastline as “Canada’s Galapagos.” A global treasure, this region covers 6.4 million hectares (about...

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...