Coastal First Nations

Bear Hunt Has Not Ended In The Great Bear Rainforest

Chris Genovali | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The province has still not recognized the ban on trophy hunting imposed by CFN and will continue to issue tags to kill grizzly bears and black bears in all areas of the Great Bear Rainforest, including in some areas where the black bears carry the white "Spirit bear" gene.

Ending B.C.'s Trophy Hunt Will Cost Millions

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada British Columbia

In the meantime hunters will still be able to set their sights on the bruins.

Cecil the Lion's Killing Should Shine a Spotlight on B.C.'s Barbaric Trophy Hunting

David Suzuki | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

A beloved animal, tagged for tracking by researchers, crosses the invisible boundary between protected and unprotected area and is killed by a hunter who has paid tens of thousands of dollars for the "experience." That was the fate of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion, whose killing sparked torrents of online and on-air outrage. But it also happens around the world every day, including in my home province of B.C. It's time to end trophy hunting. In B.C., the government must listen to citizens and conservationists, respect First Nations laws and customs and end the grizzly hunt.

MaPP Represents Big Plan for the Great Bear Sea

David R. Miller | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

In technical jargon this is called "Ecosystem Based Management" or EBM. Or to put more plainly: nature has limits and we must respect them.

It's Time to End the Grisly Trophy Hunt

David Suzuki | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Watching grizzly bears catch and eat salmon as they swim upstream to spawn is an unforgettable experience. Many people love to view the wild drama. Some record it with photos or video. But a few want to kill the iconic animals -- not to eat, just to put their heads on a wall or coats on a floor.

Swap Grizzly Hunting Licence For Sightseeing, Offers Lodge

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s Coastal First Nations hope to convince grizzly bear hunters to swap their rifles for cameras, bullets for memory cards and scopes f...

It's Time to Agree, the Great Bear Is No Place for Pipelines and Oil Tankers

David R. Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

If Premier Christy Clark opened the door to the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline with an announcement about a deal with Alberta, then for the sake of B.C. -- and Canada -- let's make sure that door stays firmly shut. The Great Bear is a truly unique place. Recovering populations of humpbacks depend on its waters.

Protecting the Earth Is the Least We Can Do

David R. Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

Individual conservation successes are important, but together they point to the need for a much bigger global conversation about how we can meet human needs while sustaining healthy ecosystems and protecting our last precious wild places. In the end, our gift to the earth can be nothing less.

Don't Let An Oil Pipeline Destroy This Global Treasure

David R. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David R. Miller

We've seen it before. As close to home as Alaska, where the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill devastated wildlife, communities and cost a generation its livelihoods. As close to home as Michigan, where an Enbridge pipeline leaked 800 thousand barrels of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River. It is still being cleaned up, three years later.

NHL Player's Controversial Trophy

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C.-born Minnesota Wild player will not stop hunting grizzlies after photos emerged Tuesday that showed him holding a bear's severed head and paw a...

What If The Exxon Valdez Happened In B.C.?

CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The date March 24, 1989 remains a black mark in the minds of environmentalists and coastal communities as they witnessed a massive oil sli...

Tangled Web Of Rights In Pipeline Hearings

CP | Dene Moore and Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A top Northern Gateway Pipelines official says the company is trying to balance the many competing interests in the project, and realizes it may be im...

9 First Nations Quit Pipeline Review Process

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - Coastal First Nations have left the federal review of the Northern Gateway pipeline plan, saying they've run out of money and pa...

A "Yes" to Enbridge's Pipeline is a "No" to Ethics in Canada

Will Braun | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Will Braun

As the battle over Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline plays out, two key questions about the moral make-up of Canada will be answered. First, will we as a nation respond to climate change with a renewed commitment to conventional energy and conventional economic growth? Second, will large companies be allowed to bulldoze through unceded Aboriginal territory without local consent?

First Nations Leaders To Close BC Border To Pipeline

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - First Nations' leaders in British Columbia say they've built "an unbroken wall of opposition" from the U.S border to the Arctic Ocean agai...