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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.

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation celebrates wisdom of past as they look to future

Nuu-chah-nulth leadership, Indigenous front liners, celebrated environmentalists and guests will join together to celebrate 35 years of Tla-o-qui-aht sovereignty through the Meares Island Tribal Park. The Tribal Park, first formally declared in 1984, is one of four tribal parks, governed and protected by the original caretakers of the land and waters.

'Clean energy aligns with who we are as Indigenous people'

Michelle Myers and Chief Russel Myers Ross of Yuneŝit'in, are two clean energy leaders in the Tŝilhqot'in Nation with strong visions for the future. Myers believes renewable energy aligns with her people's values and connection to the land while Chief Ross has played a major role developing the Dasiqox Tribal Park, an area protected for Tŝilhqot’in traditional laws to be upheld and enacted.

Tŝilhqot'in’s ‘spiritual war’ to protect land, water, rights

The Tŝilhqot'in Nation is at spiritual war with Taseko Mines, which has for over two decades been trying to build what would be the world's largest copper and gold mine at a sacred elevated lake the nation knows as Teztan Biny. Though the mine has been rejected twice at the federal level, they have the greenlight on a drilling program, forcing the nation back to court to seek an injunction.

'Moosemeat and Marmalade' bush man says he's ready for the apocalypse, are you?

Art Napoleon, a Cree food sovereigntist, co-hosts a popular hunting show ‘Moosemeat and Marmalade,' featuring two men from entirely different walks of life who have successfully filmed three seasons and launched a fourth Thursday. The self-identified “bush man” is a father, musician, and activist who shares his advice for preparing for an approaching apocalypse in times increasing climate chaos.

Dzawada'enuxw ancestors speak through time and space in new exhibition

The history, power and beauty of Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation’s traditional territories and her descendants speak through at UBC’s Belkin Gallery in a new exhibition. Hexsa’am: To be Here Always, intended to be experienced and embodied, tells stories that date back generations and invites participants to listen to the voices of Dzawada’enuxw ancestors speak to today’s generation.

Indigenous journalists talk about the past, present and future of journalism

Indigenous journalists do the job differently, and they always have. That's what Tristan Ahtone, Simon Moya-Smith, Angela Sterritt, Candis Callison and Julian Noisecat told National Observer's Emilee Gilpin when she asked about their experiences in the industry and their predictions for the future of a steadily shifting media landscape in North America. Here's what they had to say.

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