First Nations - Land Rights and Environmentalism in British Columbia


First Nations and non natives protesting at the BC Legislature in 1985 against the industrial logging of Meares Island in Clayoquot Sound, homeland of Tlaoquiaht First Nation. A traditional 27 foot red cedar welcome figure carved by Tlaoquiaht Joe David expressed the indigenous demand: "Total preservation of Meares Island based on TITLE and survival of our Native way of life."   Photo: Robert Soderlund







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