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The land is our dinner table

Chief Malii came to understand quite well what his grandfather had meant when he said the land is hanii tohowxt, or what could only be loosely translated to “dining table.” “My grandfather meant the whole lax yip (territory) provided moose, salmon, berries, medicines. All the things that provide for your dinner table, the land provides."

Interiority complex

“What I do, what I make with my hands from my heart and my experience, I think it’s enough. After all is said and done, I’ve ended up back here in my father’s territory feeling like I actually do belong and like I’m bringing something, bringing something back, something to show. It makes me feel good now. I feel proud of myself.” He paused. “It took me a long time to get there though.”

First Nations share story of strength and survival with caribou herd saved from extinction

The Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations have been working to bring back the Klinse Za caribou herd from the brink of extinction. Five years after they started a maternal pen for pregnant mothers to raise their calves in a protected area, the mountain herd has gone from 16 animals to nearly 100. Caribou guardian Julian Napoleon said his people share the herd's story of strength and survival .

In the heart of Great Bear Sea, a scallop farm turns ‘science into profit’

For Coastal Shellfish Corporation, a scallop aquaculture venture located on the rainy northwest coast of British Columbia, two things matter most: sustainable business in an area too familiar with the boom and bust of fishing industries, and that their activities cause as little harm to the natural environment as possible.

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