After waiting for years for support from the provincial government and in the face of declining salmon stock, the Gitanyow are independently forging ahead with new protections under traditional law and custom for some 54,000 hectares of land and water, which are threatened by potential mining projects.

Done Waiting on BC, Gitanyow declare new protected area: “this is our land”

Author: Matt Simmons

Year: 2021

Media Type: Indigenous laws and declarations