The long winding journey to Tofino brings you to Clayoquot Sound, home of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht and
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations. A place of wonder, this globally significant rainforest is more threatened than ever. Please help protect it today!
Clayoquot Action recognises and supports the Indigenous Rights and Title of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations – stewards since time immemorial of the lands and waters now called Clayoquot Sound.
Clayoquot Action cofounders Bonny Glambeck and Dan Lewis were key organizers of the 1993 Clayoquot Summer peaceful mass protests. They know that major corporations can be stopped in their tracks by informed and determined people.
Wild salmon are the backbone of the BC coast, but they are on the brink of extinction. Join the growing movement to protect wild salmon and everything that depends on them, from orcas and wolves to bears and ancient cedars.
The Nuuchahnulth First Nations have a saying, “hišukiš c̓awaak”, which means “everything is one and interconnected”. Wild salmon provide the missing nitrogen which grows ancient cedars to monumental size. They fatten up bears, and feed people through long winters. Although the logging of ancient forests has been halted in Clayoquot Sound, the forests will not survive without wild salmon.
Not many of us were expecting the global pandemic to turn our lives upside down. Bare shelves in grocery stores speak the truth about food insecurity. The police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, followed by the police killing of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations member Chantel Moore in New Brunswick, laid bare the truth about systemic racism in police departments across North America. By end of summer, the whole west coast was literally choking on smoke from wildfires across the western US—a clear symptom of the climate emergency we are now living through.
These are challenging times——and there is a need for bold visions in order to move forward. Protecting the Earth’s remaining wild areas will be an important part of this vision, as will respecting Indigenous Rights and Title, and making reparations for the legacy of colonial injustices. Although these challenges are global in nature, the best place to bring about change is locally, at the community level. Clayoquot Sound has a long history of Indigenous leaders and their allies successfully protecting the natural spaces known as waałyuu (home). And history is still being made here as we move forward together on a path of reconciliation.
Clayoquot Action is funded by donations from people like you. No amount is too small, and every dollar goes directly towards our mission of protecting Clayoquot Sound for future generations. Thank you.