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First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance addresses Parliamentary committee

(Click here to access other presentations taken from the Committee.)

One hundred and two British Columbian First Nations are calling for fish farms to move onto land. The Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco and K’omox First Nations are among them. On May 12, Chief Bob Chamberlain, Chair of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, addressed Parliament’s Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

He began by addressing them in his native tongue.

This is a transcript of the rest of his opening presentation.

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Hereditary Chiefs flotilla protesting Raza Island fish farm

Editors note: Cortes Currents was notified that this event has been put on hold due to an illness. They plan to reschedule it in the near future.

The Hereditary Chiefs of the Laichkwiltach, We Wai Kai and K’omok First Nations will be taking a protest flotilla to the Raza Island fish farm on Saturday, May 14,2022.

“We three Hereditary Chiefs have jurisdiction and have the right to stewardship over the waters and lands of the Laichwiltach Nation, unceded waters and lands of the Discovery Islands,” wrote Hereditary Chief George Quocksister Jr of the  Laichkwiltach First Nation on his facebook page.

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Tla’amin First Nation welcomes language coordinator role

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Climbing down from Tla’amin’s family tree project, Randolph Timothy Jr. has begun a new path as the Nation’s new language coordinator. 

“There had been a job posting late last year, so I had applied and a few months later I got an interview,” says Randolph. 

Fast forwarding a couple months and Randolph said he was asked to wrap up the family tree project and start up the language program. “I was officially hired on March 23 and am starting to get things organized.” 

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Garden Vision to bloom in a west coast First Nation

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous forest gardens will soon be sprouting once again in Tla’amin, according to Erik Blaney, Tla’amin executive council member, and housepost of lands and resources. 

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