Tag: Guardian Watchmen

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

Four people sitting in a semi-circle looking at a map.

Guardians engage in oil spill response work

On September 17, 2019, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Guardian Watchmen were on the water conducting oil-spill response fieldwork, when they heard a call for help over the VHF…

The Common Voice, CCIRA Newsletter, July 2016

Issue # 7, July 2016

We published the seventh issue of The Common Voice in July of 2016…

Aerial view of islands from the central coast

Guardian Watchmen Essential for MaPP

The Heiltsuk are not the only Nation humming with activity from their Guardian Watchmen. With funding from the Central Coast Marine Planning Partnership process (MaPP), each central coast Nation…