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NANWAKOLAS OPERATIONAL PROTOCOL FOR LARGE CULTURAL CEDAR

 The lands and resources of our territories have sustained our culture, way of life, spirituality, economy and society for countless generations. From child to Elder, a vital part of who we are as peoples is identified and lived on the land. This includes our forests and trees, which have always provided our peoples with bounty...
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A Togetherness of Guardians
The 2019 annual gathering of the Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network involved watershed planning, “deep time” archaeological surveys, eDNA, the ICO, story-telling, karaoke and more. A gathering on Quadra The latest gathering of the Ha-ma-yas First Nations…
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Guardian Watchmen Gather on Quadra Island
Stewards from northern Vancouver Island and beyond had a week of knowledge sharing and capacity building at Hakai’s ecological observatory. In May on Quadra Island, the Hakai Institute was proud to host a gathering of…
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Career Pathways Guidebook
Getting a job isn’t necessarily a difficult thing to do; there are many jobs that go unfilled in our communities. But how do you find not just a job but a career that puts groceries…
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Helping the Kelp
The giant and bull kelp plants that grace British Columbia’s waters are not only beautiful to look at; they are important indicators of the province’s coastal ecosystem health. First Nations Guardians are part of the…
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Making the Connection
Visitors hosted in the Nanwakolas First Nations’ territories by the Guardians are awed and inspired by seeing what’s happening out on the land and water. Between October 1 and 4 this year, a privileged group…
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Back to the Future
How understanding BC’s ancient coastal heritage sites better will help protect them for future generations to cherish. Imagine for a moment scenes like this: Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria-where many of British Columbia’s settlers are…
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