Ancient Fish Traps in Kwiakah territory. Photo courtesy of Nanwakolas Council.

Kwiakah Nation: Restoring Phillips Arm through Research and Indigenous Knowledge

Kwiakah Nation

One of the smallest Nations in BC is working to restore and safeguard the unique marine areas in their territory.

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First Nations partner on grizzly bear facial recognition research

The member Nations of Na̲nwak̲olas Council have been enhancing their research capabilities to best manage and steward their territories, which include the diverse habitats of grizzly bears. Part of that work involves investing in and developing a research partnership with the BearID Project, a project that is developing bear facial recognition software.

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First Nations Announce Over $25 Million in New Renewable Energy Investments to Decarbonize Their Coastal Communities

Coast Funds, Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w First Nation, Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation, and the Province of British Columbia announced over $25 million in new First Nations’ investments to transition coastal communities from dependence on fossil fuel-powered electricity to sustainable, locally powered renewable energy systems, eliminating over 175,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Nisga’a Oolichan Harvesting Featured in New Educational Resource Book

A new interactive educational resource that connects children across Canada to the value of the ocean and the blue economy highlights the traditional ocean harvesting practices and technologies of coastal B.C. First Nations, including the history and significance of oolichan harvesting by the Nisg̱a’a Nation throughout history.

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