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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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Small Streams Survey Report (2006)

Small Stream Surveys report cover overlayed on a black and white photo of a small forest stream.

This report documents 127 previously undocumented salmon-bearing streams surveyed on BC’s central coast between 2003-2006 in Heiltsuk Territory. Small Streams Survey Report (PDF) Summary Small stream surveys were carried out by members of the Heiltsuk Nation, volunteers, and staff of Raincoast Conservation Foundation between September 2003 and October 2006. Our objective was to document salmon […]

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Exploring the Land of C’idawai

Briony PennSalt Spring Island, BCMay 2006 In 1916, populations of sandhill crane were pushed to the verge of extinction from overhunting in the United States prompting the introduction of the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In Heiltsuk memory, these cranes, called c’idawai, that typically arrived in mid-April from their southern wintering grounds in the lower […]

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