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Tla’amin Nation welcomes return of herring spawn

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It’s been a welcome sight for millennia for the Tla’amin Nation — every year in March or April, the waters would turn milky white as the herring sperm fertilized eggs and attached to algae beds of kelp and eelgrass, says Chileneh Scott Galligos, a fisheries technician with Tla’amin.

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Klahoose actions halt COVID outbreak

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Quick action by a small, remote First Nation on the West Coast appears to have smothered the spread of COVID-19 in the tiny island community.

But the next big step for the Klahoose First Nation will be to maintain the gains it’s made and continue with household bubbles over the holidays, Chief Kevin Peacey said.

The Klahoose community on Cortes Island, B.C., emerged from lockdown last Tuesday after quarantine ended for all four individuals affected by the virus and no new cases were identified, Peacey said.

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COrtes Island: need for Indigenous-led emergency management

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As Klahoose First Nation comes out of lockdown after a quickly-contained COVID-19 scare, community members echo the need for Indigenous-led emergency management.

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