This article discusses how Indigenous governments in British Columbia, like the Tla-o-qui-aht and Ahousaht First Nations, are increasingly asserting their authority and leadership in their traditional territories, particularly in national and provincial parks. First Nations are taking back control of land management, implementing measures to protect cultural and natural values, while fostering economic opportunities and cultural exchange. This shift marks a significant step toward reconciliation, recognizing the deep connections and stewardship practices of Indigenous Peoples with their ancestral lands and waters.

Parks and Reclamation: How First Nations in B.C. are taking back control of stewardship and access in their traditional territories

Author: Emily Vance, CBC

Year: 2023

Media Type: News Article