A coalition of industry stakeholders and Vancouver Island mayors wants Ottawa to outline how it plans to address the potential impacts of its decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.Continue reading How will the Feds help communities depending on fish farms?
North Vancouver Island mayors and aquaculture industry experts sent a letter to Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan on Dec. 29, asking about recovery plans for communities affected by the decision to phase out 19 Discovery Island fish farms.Continue reading 1,500 jobs: What is the Federal government willing to do?
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.Continue reading Kwakiutl First Nation says stop logging on Douglas Treaty land
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A group of newly trained Indigenous doulas reclaim their future bringing back birthing traditions
The first birth Indigenous doula Roberta Williams attended also happened to be the first child born in Kwagu’ł territory in over 30 years. Williams, 23, is one of 17 Indigenous doulas trained last year, in what is a new wave of traditional birth knowledge and reclamation.Continue reading Kwakwaka’wakw doulas reclaim birthing traditions