DFO shuts down herring row fishery, citing First Nations reconciliation
by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, March 3, 2018
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has agreed to cancel this year’s commercial roe herring fishery on B.C.’s central coast, citing the federal government’s commitment to reconciliation with First Nations. Read the rest of this entry
‘We’re the ones that have to live here’: Heiltsuk still feel impact of fuel spill
1 year after Nathan E. Stewart sank off Bella Bella, First Nation says clam beds still contaminated
By Bethany Lindsay, CBC News, October 13, 2017
A year after a sinking tug spilled thousands of litres of fuel into the waters off Bella Bella, B.C., members of the Heiltsuk First Nation say their valuable clam beds are still contaminated. Read the rest of this entry
Heiltsuk First Nation village among oldest in North America: Archeologists
by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, March 28, 2017
A Heiltsuk village site on B.C.’s mid-coast is three times as old as the Great Pyramid at Giza and among the oldest human settlements in North America, according to researchers at the Hakai Institute.
The excavation on Triquet Island has already produced extremely rare artifacts, including a wooden projectile-launching device called an atlatl, compound fish hooks and a hand drill used for lighting fires, said Alisha Gauvreau, a PhD student at the University of Victoria. Read the rest of this entry
Northwest B.C. Aboriginal Nations Decry “Deeply Flawed” LNG Assessment Process
“Our disappointment is profound”
Market Wired, September 1, 2016
TERRACE, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Sept. 1, 2016) – Northwest Aboriginal nations have emerged from two days of meetings with the federal government demanding that its “deeply flawed” environmental assessment of a massive LNG proposal be delayed, in light of unfair and incomplete consultation with affected First Nations.
Video: Keepers of the Coast -Trailer
by Aaron Heidt, Vimeo, June 2016
Keepers of the Coast takes a close look at how the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv Nations are stewarding our marine territories.
First Nation’s clay kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lab tests
Further study required before hospital use feasible
CBC News, Jan 26, 2016
Clay from Kisameet Bay, B.C., used by B.C. First Nations for centuries for its healing properties could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says new research from the University of British Columbia.
The research, published today in the American Society for Microbiology’s mBio journal, recommends the rare mineral clay be studied as a treatment for serious infections caused by the so-called ESKAPE pathogens — a who’s-who of bugs that cause the majority of U.S. hospital infections and “escape” the effects of antibacterial drugs. Read the rest of this entry
Bella Bella herring fishery to re-open with much smaller catch
Agreement comes after First Nation’s occupation of DFO offices in March 2015
By Radio West, CBC News, Jan 19, 2016
Less than a year after members of the Heiltsuk First Nation occupied federal fisheries offices in Bella Bella, the two parties have reached an agreement over the Pacific herring fishery.
Last March the Department of Fisheries and Oceans opened up the herring roe fishery in the Spiller Channel, which the Heiltsuk Tribal Council said should have remained closed to preserve herring stocks. Read the rest of this entry
Video: How The Heiltsuk Won- #occupyDFO
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