Gitga'at territory is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including a high population of humpback whales. Photo by Brodie Guy.

Gitga’at Guardians: Using Science to Safeguard their Territory

Gitga’at Nation

The Gitga’at Nation is protecting ecosystems, wildlife, and cultural assets in their territory through monitoring and research.

conservation, Guardians, North Coast, Research, Whales
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At the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole raising in 2013, Gwaaganad (Diane Brown), one of the key warriors who helped protect Gwaii Haanas from industrial logging, washes the pole with tree branches dripped in sea water whilst she says aloud prayers in the Haida language. Meanwhile, the young girls cover the pole with eagle down in a gesture of reverence. Photo by Jeffrey Gibbs.

Kunst’aa Guu–Kunst’aayah: Moving to a Sustainable Future Together

Haida Nation

In 2009, the Haida Nation and Province of BC signed a historic protocol agreement that ensures protection for cultural features and sensitive ecosystems on Haida Gwaii.

conservation, Cultural Revitalization, Haida Gwaii, stewardship
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Herring spawn-on-hemlock harvesting in Heiltsuk territory. Photo by Ian McAllister / Pacific Wild.

Heiltsuk Stewardship: Collaborating for Resource Management

Heiltsuk Nation

The Heiltsuk Nation is ensuring that community voices are heard and important resources are protected through their stewardship work.

Central Coast, conservation, Elders and Youth, Fisheries, stewardship
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