The Declaration follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2018 announcement of the Reconciliation Framework Agreement, which included a commitment to establishing a network of Marine Protected Areas. The Gitdisdzu Lugyeks (Kitasu Bay) Marine Protected Area north of Vancouver will strengthen coastal conservation, marine productivity, and local food security.Klemtu, June 21st, 2022. This press release discusses the significance of this declaration for conservation efforts, the measures taken to protect the marine ecosystem in the area, and the involvement of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation in managing and stewarding the newly established marine protected area.

News Release: Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation Declares New Gitdisdzu Lugyeks (Kitasu Bay) Marine Protected Area On Great Bear Coast