Tag Archives: K’omoks First Nation

Video: wisdom of K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw cultures

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new video series by the Kumugwe Cultural Society highlights the voices of K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw people whose stories encompass the strength that comes with practicing a living culture, and the urgency of preservation.

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Seeking Judicial review for aquaculture on unceded territory

In what at least one First Nation leader describes as a challenge to Aboriginal rights, Mowi Canada West and Cermaq Canada are seeking a judicial review to overturn the DFO’s decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

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An industry considers prospects for survival

In the third of a series of articles about the need for a transition plan, John Paul Fraser, President of the BC Salmon Farmers Association, considers the industry’s prospects for survival.

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Na̲nwak̲olas council strikes agreement to protect sacred cedars

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

First Nations culture along B.C.’s West Coast is rooted in the majestic and monumental cedar tree.

Known as the “Tree of Life,” cedar has a multitude of uses for coastal peoples, says Na̲nwak̲olas Council president Dallas Smith.

But more than a century of industrial old-growth logging has mowed down these forest giants that can live for thousands of years, putting the shared spiritual and cultural well-being of First Nations at risk, Smith said.

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phasing out Discovery Islands fish farms

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan announced Thursday that controversial fish farms in the Discovery Islands on the West Coast will be phased out over the next 18 months.

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