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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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Not Just In the Job: On the Job
Being a Guardian Watchman is not just a career but a way of life, say Mamalilikulla Chief Richard Sumner and Guardian Watchman Darren Puglas. “Anyone doing this job is someone who isn’t scared of working…
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There’s Nothing Like Being There
Ha-ma-yas First Nations host a field trip for visitors into the territories to see what’s happening on the ground. “When you see for yourself what it is you and everyone else is working for, it…
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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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Present and Accounted For
Mamalilikulla’s vision for a sustainable stewardship future “We want to be present on our lands and waters in a way we have not been able to be for generations,” says Mamalilkulla First Nation Chief Richard…
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The Snowball Effect
K’òmoks Guardians are building on their 2015 successes By the time the festive season rolled around at the end of 2015, K’òmoks Watchman Cory Frank had a great deal to celebrate on the work front.…
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