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Archive for March 11th, 2006

Victory for First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest?

On February 7th 2006, environmentalists claimed victory when the provincial government announced their plan for the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest. After a decade of conflict which attracted international attention and culminated in 1999 with the boycott of wood and paper products derived from the GBR by large companies including Lowe’s, Ikea and the […]

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Development in Bristol Bay, Alaska

Extremely low salmon returns paired with falling salmon prices forced the Governor of Alaska to declare Bristol Bay an economic disaster in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001. In addition to economic hardship, the “no fish and fewer dollars” scenario, which persisted through the 2003 season, resulted in significant demographic change and the potential opening of […]

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Kiktala Fieldwork Report by Robin Anderson

I spent two months during the summer of 2005 in Kitkatla, conducting interviews on diet change and diabetes, and also on climate change. I was very fortunate to be able to conduct fieldwork under the auspices of Forests and Oceans for the Future, an opportunity not often afforded Masters students. This is a beautiful time […]

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