The Growing Storm

The Growing Storm

Namgis hereditary traditional leader William H. Wasden Jr. has joined traditional and elected Dzawada'enuxw leader Willie Moon on the RV Martin Sheen as we make our way south along the eastern Vancouver Island shoreline. They were greeted in Nanaimo by the Snuneymuxw,...

Nations Rise in Defense of Salmon

Day 43 on the RV Martin Sheen we are bucking into the swells of a southeast wind headed for Nanaimo with a delegation of chiefs from the Musgamagw Dzawada'eneuxw and Namgis Nations They are traveling to lock arms with southern Nations to empower their their demand to...

First Hard Evidence!

On August 23, 2016 I put a Go Pro camera on a pole and submerged it in a salmon farm run by Marine Harvest. There were large numbers of farmed Atlantic salmon lined up against the nets, barely moving. This is the classic behaviour reported for fish suffering from the...

A Historic Day for Wild Salmon

On August 18, 2016 the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuwx came together to perform ceremony on the Sir Edmund salmon farm at the entrance to Kingcome Inlet. People came from Alert Bay, Gwayasdums (Gilford Village) to join the Dzawada'enuxw in the second boarding of a salmon farm...

Dzawada’enuxw serve eviction notice

On August 15, 2016, three traditional leaders of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation (Kingcome) stepped onto the Cermaq/Mitsubishi salmon farm in the Burdwood Islands.  This farm sits at the mouth of the Viner River, once the spawning grounds for 40,000 chum salmon.  The...