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CCIRA Common Voice newsletter, edition 11

Issue # 11, March 2020

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Atnarko Sockeye Recovery Plan report title page on an image of lake and mountain.

Nuxalk Atnarko sockeye study an example of collaborative research done right

In response to the impacts on local people and ecosystems, a recovery plan was written in 2016 by the Nuxalk Nation in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)…

Grace Hans and Caroline Mack reviewing Nuxalk place name maps on a table

Nuxalk ancestral governance project

150 years ago western governments imposed a system of governance on our people that does not recognize our values, traditions or laws. Since then, our Nations have effectively been cut out of decisions that affect our people. The Indigenous Law Project has been one way that our Nations have been working to shift the conversation towards one that integrates our culture and makes us decision-makers in our territories.

a live eulachon being held by a person

Bringing ooligan home to Bella Coola

After years without any ooligan to render into grease, the Nuxalk Nation are celebrating. For the first time in many years there is a stink box full of ooligan beside the Bella Coola river.

Seine boat on the central coast.

Trust: A fundamental step towards collaborative fisheries management

Last year our Nations had some major challenges with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) with respect to the management of crab and herring. This is nothing new. In our attempts to protect the resources in our territories, our Nations have often gone head-to-head with DFO. We’ve had to.

A surveyor holds up a dungeness crab.

Crabs, Conflict and Reconciliation

This spring there was a dispute in Nuxalk territory when commercial crab fishers began working within experimental crab fishing closures that were set aside under indigenous law for research purposes…