NANWAKOLAS GUARDIAN GATHERING VIDEO VIDEO - Guardian Gatherings: Cultural Connection, Learning, Sharing, Professionalism- And Togetherness
In the Kwak̓wala language, “ǥa̱lǥa̱poła” means “standing together,” or “lifting each other up.” Twice each year, that’s exactly what the Guardians of the six Nanwakolas Council member First Nations of the Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network do when they gather to learn about each other’s work, challenges, and successes over the past season, and – most importantly of all – to reconnect with each other.
Ocean Networks Canada is looking for Youth Science Ambassadors in select MaPP Partner communities. Posted until positions filled.
The Coastal Stewardship Network is looking for another Training Coordinator to join their team (details). Deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.
For Council of the Haida Nation, clickhere. Currently seeking a Marine Shipping Analyst and a Marine Shipping Project Manager.
Gitga'at Oceans and Lands Department is seeking a Regulatory Engagement Coordinator (details). The postings remains open until the position is filled.
2023 Community Excellence Awards
Applications are now being accepted for UBCM’s 2023 Community Excellence Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate UBCM members that have implemented projects or programs that demonstrate excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in B.C. The application deadline is May 19, 2023.
The awards are open to all local government and First Nation UBCM members. Applicants are limited to one application per category.
Members are limited to one application per category. The categories for 2023 are:
Excellence in Governance
Excellence in Service Delivery
Excellence in Asset Management
Excellence in Sustainability
Awards will be presented during UBCM’s 2023 Convention. All delegates are invited to attend the awards event.
SRD Directors split on fish farms
the Campbell River Mirror
... land-based farms replaced with motion opposing DFO decision. ... salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish ...
IMPAC5 Advances Ocean Protection Towards '30 by 30'
SDG Knowledge Hub - International Institute for Sustainable Development
Participants sought to advance Ocean protection through support for MPAs, OECMs and marine spatial planning, Indigenous-led Ocean conservation and ...
Coastal First Nations
“It’s a new beginning,” said Chief Snuxyaltwa (Deric Snow) who gets his name from his great grandfather, who carved the entrance house pole. “Not only for our Nuxalk Nation, but for all Nations, all over the world...
That totem pole tells us who we are, where we come from, and why we’re here,” Chief Snuxyaltwam tells the group who filled up the Bighouse from front to back. “That pole tells us we come from Talleomy. It tells us the story of each creek, river, mountain within our territory.”
“As Indigenous people, we are still here. They built this museum to document genocide, because they thought us as Indigenous people wouldn’t be here. And guess what? We’re still here," says JB the First Lady. https://coastalfirstnations.ca/a-new-beginning-nuxalk.../
Land Needs Guardians
Along the Pacific coast of what is now known as Canada, First Nations are leading the way forward in marine protection and stewardship – from developing new fishing guidelines & protocols, to establishing Guardians programs to collect data and perform research on at-risk species. Learn how this work is changing & setting a new precedent in marine conservation: Indigenous-Led Marine Protection Sets a Course Along Canada’s Pacific (The Nation) UN Ocean Decade
SAVE THE DATE 4-6 April 2023
The Ocean Visions Biennial Summit 2023 will be a significant opportunity to advance the sharing of knowledge and solutions to critical challenges at the ocean-climate nexus. Summit participants will share and discuss cutting-edge advancements in #ocean sciences, engineering, policy, governance and economics that support innovative solutions that can be scaled effectively to address the urgent threats to the #ocean. �� https://bit.ly/3EkRndx
Discover more about the Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Centre for Ocean-Climate Solutions (OV - UN DCC) https://bit.ly/3IeUe8M #OceanDecade#GlobalGoals
“After decades of short-term and transactional thinking, we’re making significant changes in our approach to forestry in this province. The first step is putting Indigenous Peoples at the center of land management decisions in their territories. The days of making decisions without Indigenous Peoples are over,” said Premier David Eby.
Last week, the provincial government announced a suite of new changes to forest management, signalling a long-awaited shift away from prioritizing timber over all other values. The announcement introduced new measures to prioritize Indigenous partnership, ecosystem health and communities. ‘The right direction’: new B.C. plan could actually protect old-growth forests (The Narwhal) West Coast Environmental Law
New standards for quality marine protected areas and a deep-sea mining moratorium is promising progress towards meeting Canada's marine protection commitments. Now Canada needs to "pick up the pace," and Indigenous-led ocean conservation can get us where we need to be. Canada needs to pick up the pace of ocean conservation (Globe and Mail)
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Join us while we study the first year of migration of Chinook salmon through an acoustic tagging program with the Juanes Lab at UVic.
The research team is using these tags to better understand the migration behavior of Chinook. The results will feed into the larger Bottlenecks for Survival project being led by PSF and the BC Conservation Foundation. Learn more about the fascinating world of salmon research via this video and our winter ecology article here: https://psf.ca/.../first-of-its-kind-winter-ecology.../ VIDEO - Acoustic Tagging Chinook Salmon (PSF)