Harvesting activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering wild plants have been part of Indigenous peoples’ ways of living for millennia. On this week’s episode of Coastal Insights, we will take a closer look at some of the technologies and techniques used and how they can inform us about key ecological concepts and species conservation while providing a framework for sustainable resource management.
This webinar will be live on Wednesday March 24th at 1PM Pacific time. If you can’t make it live, we will make sure you get the recordings.
We have two inspiring guests joining us
Howard Humchitt is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation currently living in Bella Bella, BC. He comes from a long line of hunters and fishers and started at a young age learning about the importance of seasons and hunting. For the past 12 years, Howard has been involved as a Raincoast team member, helping to conduct non-invasive bear research in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Sarah Jim is an emerging artist of mixed ancestry and is a member of the W̱SÁNEĆ nation from the Tseycum village. She holds a BFA from UVIC and conducts environmental restoration on her ancestral territory. Creating place-based artwork of her homelands and waters allows her to educate others about the importance of native plant food systems and coastal medicines in relation to the ecosystem and W̱SÁNEĆ culture.
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