The Island Joye 1 docked at Kitasoo Seafoods. This 65ft fish packer was purchased in 2005 by the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation to supply the fish processing facility. Photo by Brodie Guy

Kitasoo Seafoods: Bringing a Local Harvest to an International Market

Kitasoo / Xai’xais Nation

In BC’s remote Central Coast, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation is supporting the local economy and employment with its community-owned seafood company.

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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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Precedented Times, by Hilistis Pauline Waterfall

Haíɫhzaqv Elder and Knowledge Keeper Hilistis Pauline Waterfall shares her personal story of self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and explains why living through the current health crisis is a familiar experience to many First Nations Peoples.

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