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.
Continue reading Na̲nwak̲olas council strikes agreement to protect sacred cedars
This week, Cortes Currents presents a conversation with the Manager of the Cortes Community Forest, Mark Lombard, and President of the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative, Carrie Saxifrage. The Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) is the non-aboriginal equal partner with the Klahoose First Nation in the Cortes Forest General Partnership (CFGP).
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By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Yesterday, John Horgan committed an NDP government to enacting independent review recommendations calling for a ‘paradigm shift’ in old growth forest management, including legislation to make ecosystem health and biodiversity an overarching, all-sector priority.
Continue reading Election 2020: NDP make paradigm shift in old growth forest management
Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A new video made by Vancouver Island activists at the forefront of the Fairy Creek watershed blockade in Port Renfrew has gone viral on the internet as it takes a dig at B.C.’s destination marketing brand, Super, Natural British Columbia.
Continue reading Fairy Creek protesters release video highlighting BC’s ‘hypocrisy’