by Justine Hunter, Globe & Mail, June 19, 2018
The B.C. government is poised to give an effective veto to First Nations over fish farm tenures in their territories, a historic concession that reaches beyond the traditional court-ordered requirement that Indigenous groups be consulted and accommodated on resource decisions on their lands. Read the rest of this entry
Clayoquot Action co-founder Dan Lewis hopes a sea lion cull conducted at a local salmon farm has opened the West Coast’s eyes to the havoc he believes the salmon farm industry is wreaking on the region.
“I think the writing’s on the wall for this industry,” Lewis said.
“I’ve seen it happen before with logging. There is a shift that comes at some point where people realize this really is a problem, and it’s not going to go away unless we make it go away, and I think fish farming is right at the cusp of that right now.” Read the rest of this entry
By Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa, March 12, 2015
A group of about 20 school kids from Ahousaht went to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Bedwell Sound. It is the off-season for the resort and the school was using the base camp for their field trip.
Leanne, a Grade 9 student, was part of a group made up of students from grades 8 to 11. They were to spend four days in Bedwell Sound to learn cultural teachings from staff working at Ahousaht’s Holistic Centre. Read the rest of this entry
David Wiwchar, Indian Country Today, March 3, 2015
A plan to stop the commercial herring fishery off the west coast of Vancouver Island this year has failed.
Five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations had appealed to a federal court to stop the fishery because they believe the stocks are in danger of collapse. Nuu-chah-nulth biologists, elders and commercial fishermen told the court that herring stocks have been low for the past decade, and requests for a fishing moratorium made to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has fallen on deaf ears.
Hesquiaht First Nation members were accused of murdering shipwreck survivors
CBC News, Nov 17, 2012
The British Columbia government has expressed regret to the family of a First Nations man who was wrongfully hanged on a Vancouver Island beach nearly 150 years ago.