Wuikinuxv Nation

Rivers Inlet

Wuikinuxv territory. Photo by Wuikinuxv Nation
Wuikinuxv territory. Photo courtesy of Wuikinuxv Nation
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The Wuikinuxv Nation’s main community is located in Rivers Inlet on BC’s Central Coast

Wuikinuxv Nation

The Wuikinuxv Nation’s territory extends from Koeye River to Cranston Point to the head of Wuikinuxv Lake.

The Wuikinuxv people believe their lands and resources are as important as the air they breathe.

Their ancestors taught them that the land is their responsibility, a belief that remains instilled in their culture today.

Totem in Wuikinuxv Territory. Photo courtesy of Wuikinuxv Nation.
Totem in Wuikinuxv Territory. Photo courtesy of Wuikinuxv Nation

The Wuikinuxv have witnessed the effects of overharvesting and global warming first hand, including the impacts of collapsed fish stocks on their territory and community.

To help protect and restore their territory, the Wuikinuxv have established a community-based Wuikinuxv Guardian Watchmen program.

These watchmen “monitor and protect important cultural and ecological resources that are critical to the health and well-being of the Wuikinuxv people.”

Wuikinuxv Coastal Guardian Watchmen and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation completing non-invasive bear hair sampling station in Wuikinuxv territory. Photo courtesy of Applied Conservation Science Lab
Wuikinuxv Coastal Guardian Watchmen and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation completing non-invasive bear hair sampling station in Wuikinuxv territory. Photo courtesy of Applied Conservation Science Lab

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