All posts by Zoë Ducklow

Zoë Ducklow is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Black Press in northern Vancouver Island. Zoë reports on regional issues such as forestry, logging, fisheries, the environment and First Nations current affairs. Access her articles on this website here.

Active COVID case in Alert Bay

Editors note: While Island Health withholds the locations of somewhere between 85% and 90% of the active cases on Vancouver Island, First Nation leaders appear to have been consistently notifying the broader community when there is a case among them.

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Alert Bay has confirmed there is one positive case in the small community, as of Dec. 14.

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Kwakiutl First Nation says stop logging on Douglas Treaty land

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kwakiutl First Nation’s Chief and Council are calling on the government to stop Western Forest Products (WFP) from logging on Douglas Treaty land, a two-mile-thick strip of shoreline between Port McNeill and Port Hardy.

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Port Hardy’s Indigenous court

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There has been a renaissance of Indigenous legal systems across Canada over the last several years, showing up in the form of small community initiatives, new classes and degrees at law schools. In B.C., there is an alternative judicial process called Indigenous Court.

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