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Student Publications from Two Decades of Community Engagement

For twenty years students have worked with me on collaborative projects within Laxyuup Gitxaała. Some have conducted research as part of ethnographic field schools (2006, 2007), others have worked as research interns with Gitxaała Nation, and others still have been research assistants working directly with me as research assistants and/or collaborators.  Providing student research opportunities […]

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Impact Benefit Agreements, LNG and the Lax Kw’alaams community vote

Liquid ‘Natural’ Gas (LNG) production and export is a major issue that touches all the hot buttons: environment, jobs, money, First Nations, and provincial elections.  Recently one north coast BC First Nation began consulting it’s membership regarding a 1.1 billion dollar 40 year deal with a foreign owned export consortium.  Much to a great many […]

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Gitxaala Nation Files Judicial Review Challenging Exclusion from Federal Review of Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

Many news sources have been commenting upon Transport Canada’s release of their TERMPOL recommendation that sates they have no regulatory concern with the massive increase of large tar sands carriers running through Gitxaala territory on BC’s North Coast.  Gitxaala’s legal firm, Woodward & Co. released the following press statement Feb. 9th (several days before Transport […]

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