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Nanwakolas: Imagining the Future. Meet some of our team, hear about what we do, and imagine the future with us.

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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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Nanwakolas Raises $34,000 for NIC Students
Aboriginal students at NIC will be able to access more support to pursue their post-secondary goals, thanks to the Nanwakolas Corporate Golf Challenge. Nearly 150 golfers took part in the tournament this year, raising more…
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Infinite Possibility
For the twenty-six graduates of Vancouver Island University’s innovative and ground-breaking 2015—2018 First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program, the future is unlimited.  What do you feel was your greatest success in the program? “Learning about…
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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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