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Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv. House of the Haíɫzaqv, it’s always been here

The Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) community of Waglisla (Bella Bella) who have been our friends, supporters and partners for over a generation, were about to celebrate the historic opening of the stunning new Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv (house of the Haíɫzaqv) with a five day potlatch celebration. Over 3000 people were expected. Knowing that accommodations were limited in the […]

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Fire in Bella Bella

At 4 am on July 12 a fire swept through one of the most important buildings in Bella Bella, housing the band store, the post office, liquor store, and Qqs Projects Society…

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Honouring ‘Wolfman’ Doug Brown Jr.

Doug Brown

Our first ‘real’ blog post from the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest! Perhaps you are expecting tales of bears, wolves, or salmon.  Well, after three days of fieldwork, we have not yet seen any charismatic wildlife (except a nice spike buck in velvet). And we have heard that locals have been catching some salmon, […]

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Fin Whale Frenzy

By Ian McLeod Marine Mammal Observer Journal Entry – October 2007 It was another early start for Raincoast’s marine mammal survey team as we needed every minute of light to complete the long transect from Haida Gwaii to the mainland in less than favourable conditions—cold winds and a slopping two-metre swell that seemed to come […]

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