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CCIRA Common Voice newsletter, edition 11

Issue # 11, March 2020

Inside this issue: Download the PDFS You can download a PDF of this issue and all the previous issues as well. More about Issue #10

A close up of Desiree Lawson on a beach holding a sand dollar.

CCIRA hires new staff

Desiree Lawson, MaPP implementation coordinator Desiree is Haíɫzaqv and lives in her home territory in Bella Bella. She is passionate about supporting the Nations as they assert their inherent title and rights by practicing their ancestral laws. She understands the importance of indigenous stewardship; the need to respect all living beings and their right to

Heiltsuk Nation elders in regalia sitting in the new Big House

Living ancestors’ dreams in Bella Bella with new Big House

In October of 2019 the Heiltsuk Nation officially opened the first new Big House in their territory in 120 years. As we move into the next decade, CCIRA is excited for the new beginnings the Big House signifies. Speaking to reporters at the time of the opening, Heiltsuk’s William Housty said, “there’s a sense of