Ha-ma-yas

A TESTING PARTNERSHIP
Some of the Nanwakolas member First Nations have been partnering with Nature Trust British Columbia since 2020 to test and analyse water quality in the Salmon River Watershed, as part of a five-year project to…
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“Kelping up” With The Times
The Nanwakolas member Nations’ Guardians have been working together since 2018 on the first comprehensive, multi-year, scientific study of kelp in their territories that has been undertaken in decades. Wei Wai Kum Guardians Manager Karl…
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MIRED IN A SEA OF BUREAUCRACY
Dealing with derelict boats in Nanwakolas member Nations’ territories is a high priority for them. It is a goal that is immensely challenged by bureaucracy, but the Nations are working hard to partner on solutions.…
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The Ripple Effect
The Nanwakolas Council Marine Team works with the member First Nations to achieve their goals and priorities in marine stewardship. Behind the scenes in the Nanwakolas office are a small, hardworking crew, supporting member First…
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WISE PRINCIPLES FOR GUARDIAN TEAMS
WISE PRINCIPLES FOR GUARDIAN TEAMS On April 9, 2021, all sixteen students in the third cohort of Vancouver Island University’s Stewardship Technician Training Program graduated, with flying colours. The program had been immensely successful. The…
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A Family Of Graduates
A Family Of Graduates “Sixteen strangers who didn’t know each other’s names walked into that classroom last October. By April, we had grown into a family. We may have graduated as individuals, but we did…
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Black Bear Dens
Taking Care Of Black Bear Dens Guardians of the Nanwakolas First Nations are learning how to locate black bear dens on Vancouver Island, to help protect them from the impacts of logging. Black bear dens…
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Climate Change Research
The Nanwakolas Council member First Nations are concerned about the impacts of climate change on habitats and species that they rely on. The Tlowitsis, Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala and K’omoks First Nations are partnering with other Coastal…
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