Tracking Raincoast into 2021

Tracking Raincoast into 2021

Like everyone else in 2020, we have had to adapt and explore our own resilience. From pausing multi-year field research programs, cancelling youth education and our usual travel throughout the coast, COVID has disrupted much. Yet we are grateful to have our health and play our part in protecting and supporting the communities, businesses, and individuals we work with…

Stories from the Magic Canoe – An Update on the Kitlope Tenure

Stories from the Magic Canoe – An Update on the Kitlope Tenure

Last Thursday, Raincoast hosted a sold out event in Victoria about the legacy of the Kitlope and Xenaxiala elder, Cecil Paul. Cecil was the last person born in the Kitlope and led the efforts to protect the Kitlope from extractive industries. Although Cecil could not join us, we were privileged to be joined by three…

Stories from the Magic Canoe, Victoria on November 21st

Stories from the Magic Canoe, Victoria on November 21st

This November we are inviting you to an evening conversation with author Briony Penn, Raincoast’s Brian Falconer, and photographer Alex Harris, hosted by CBC’s Bob McDonald. They’ll share stories about one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders, Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul and the watershed he helped protect. Find this event on Facebook. November 21st, UVic…

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Cecil Paul has told the story of that long journey in—what his granny called—the magic canoe. “Build a canoe and it will be supernatural and no matter how many people will come aboard to help you paddle to save your place of birth, it will never be full.” Raincoast is one of the many organizations who stepped into the magic canoe to support and learn from the traditional knowledge systems of the Xenaksiala…