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Indigenous resource management guarantees cultural survival, with the benefits passed on to everyone: JP Gladu and Ken Coates in the Globe and Mail – MLI

First Nations, Métis and Inuit people have a massive stake in the protection and enhancement of their natural surroundings. Cultural survival requires it, but the assertion of Indigenous rights is also in the collective interests of the environment and all Canadians.

June 13, 2022

Sometimes the smallest stories foreshadow the greatest transformations. Around a decade ago, the Saulteau First Nation, West Moberly First Nation, the University of British Columbia and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative created a partnership that sought to protect the Klinse-Za mountain caribou herd in central B.C. The herd population was near total collapse, down to fewer than 40 animals, but has since rebounded to more than 110.

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