Indigenous perspectives on the wolf

Join us for Episode 5 of Wolf School - Indigenous perspective on wolves and wolf conservation.

From creation stories to Indigenous-led reintroduction and contemporary carnivore coexistence, Indigenous peoples have long shared space and time with, and story of, wolves. From day one Raincoast’s wolf research has been shaped by Indigenous knowledge and knowledge holders. 

This week’s episode of Wolf School, in collaboration with the Wolf Conservation Center,  will focus on exploring some of these perspectives with a fantastic group of guests. As the stories are not mine to share, let me simply introduce our guests below and  I hope you’ll join us this Wednesday to hear from them all in person.   

Gabriel George is from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Born and raised on the Burrard Inlet Indian Reserve in North Vancouver,  Gabriel is a traditional speaker and singer for his family. He has worked as a Manager of Culture and Language for his People and now serves as the Director of Treaty, Lands and Resources. 

Eric Holt serves as Chairman of the Nez Perce Nation’s Fish and Wildlife Commission. Eric’s family, especially his late uncle Levi Holt, has played a leading role in supporting reintroduction of the wolf in the Nations territories.

Gizele Maria Martin is a citizen of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island.  She is a Nuu-chah-nulth language and culture activist, educator and artist. 

Unfortunately Jess Housty cannot join us and we are grateful to Gisele for stepping in at the last minute. 

Be sure to sign-up now and share this invite with friends. We look forward to you joining us next time wolf school is in session.

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