News - Ha-ma-yas

Telling Us Where We Came From
“The information in our archaeological sites is very important for the First Nations,” says Wei Wai Kum member Christine Roberts. “It helps us keep track of our history. It’s evidence, it tells us where we…
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It’s All About Doing It Right
It’s not hard to do things the right way, says long-time K’òmoks Guardian Watchman Cory Frank. “Based on my experience,” says Cory, “the best thing to do if you have a project or something you…
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Stepping Up To Be A Guardian
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Mamalilikulla Guardian Watchman? Ever thought about why you might want to learn how to be one, and join us in our work? Darren Puglas, who is one…
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Grizzly Bears in the Rain
It doesn’t matter much if it is raining when tourists see their first grizzly bears, says Da’naxda’xw Guardian Watchman Stanley Beans. “There’s usually quite a bit of high-pitched screeching and then lots of picture-taking,” grins…
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Going Back to the Source
“Shellfish are a food source that could feed the world,” says Gina Thomas enthusiastically. Along with Brandon Wilson, Thomas is one of Tlowitsis’ two fulltime Guardian Watchmen. “We have such pristine waters here in our…
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Leaders of the Pack
The first cohort of students in Vancouver Island University’s Stewardship Technician Training Program graduated with flying colours in March: creating a pathway that First Nations students following in their footsteps can walk with confidence and…
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