Ha-ma-yas

GUARDIAN GRADUATE SUCCESS
2021 graduates of the Na̲nwak̲olas and Vancouver Island University (VIU) Stewardship Technician Training Program (STTP), who completed the program in the middle of Covid restrictions, were finally celebrated in person on June 12 at the…
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WHEN THE GOING GETS REAL, THE GUARDIANS GET GOING
The Ha-ma-yas Guardians have been practising responses to marine disaster scenarios for three years now in partnership with the Canadian Coast Guard and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC). When a fuel tanker carrying 17,000…
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We want to be everywhere
“Ten years from now,” says We Wai Kai Chief Ronnie Chickite thoughtfully, “I envision we’ll have at least eight, maybe even ten Guardians working full time for the Nation. They will be monitoring what is…
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All Hands On Deck
Partnering on Emergency Environmental Response with the Canadian Coast Guard September 27, 2022, started out foggy and cool in Mamalilikulla First Nation territory. As the morning progressed, however, the fog gave way to glorious warm…
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Reconnecting With The Homelands
On May 5, 2022-after more than 100 years of forced separation from their territory- the Mamalilikulla First Nation gathered to observe the dedication of the the Gwaxdlala / Nalaxdlala Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA)…
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Growing A Powerful Group Of Guardians
Their numbers may be small, but the twenty land and water Guardians of the six Nanwakolas Nations are achieving outstanding things together in the vast expanse of their territories. Imagine what they could do if…
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Guardian Gathering
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