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SkeenaWild – A Community Based Approach to Salmon Management and Conservation in Skeena Watershed

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

One of the great watersheds of the West Coast, the Skeena and its tributaries garners worldwide recognition for its prime salmon and steelhead habitat and historic significance to the livelihoods of First Nations and Pacific Northwest communities. Originating in the Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park in northwestern British Columbia, the Skeena flows 570 kilometers to [...]

New Park Proposal for Northern Quebec: Tursujuq or the “Parc national des Lacs-Guillaume-Delisle-et-à-l’Eau-Claire”

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Located in the Richmond Gulf area on the eastern shores of Hudson Bay, a new park proposal for northern Quebec is soon to become Nunavik’s third provincial park. The region abounds in scenic hills called cuestas, and also contains numerous lakes and rivers, tidal waterways, and two circular impact craters that are among the largest [...]

“Passage”: A Film by John Walker Looks at the Story of John Rae and Inuit Oral Histories of the Lost Franklin Expedition

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Following the tale of hubris and national ambition, John Walker looks at the tragic fate of the 1845 Franklin expedition and the controversy surrounding the harrowing tale of desperation and futility as told by Inuit oral histories. The story is told with the assistance of Nunavut MLA and historian Tagak Curley, and draws on the [...]