The ’Na̱mg̱is, Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, and Mamalilikulla First Nations successfully removed 17 fish farms from the Broughton Area! How did they do it?
Join us for a screening of the short film Mi’ma’omakw: “People of the Salmon” which follows the Nations as they monitor the farms, the removal, and lessons learned along the way.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the leaders who led the transition, including Chief Homiskanis (Don Svanvik) from ‘Na̱mg̱is First Nation'. Special guests include scientists Alexandra Morton and Andrew Bateman.
Chummus, tea and coffee will be served
Free admission, everyone welcome!
When: Wednesday February 21, from 7:00-9:30pm
Where: Hupač̓asatḥ House of Gathering, 5500 Ahahswinis Drive, Port Alberni, BC
Hosted by: hupač̓asatḥ t̓ayii ḥawił tsu tsii (Alton Watts) in & Clayoquot Action
17 farms banned in Broughton Archipelago!
On March 7th, the ‘Namgis, Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations (The Broughton area First Nations) announced they do not consent to the continued operation of any fish farm in The Broughton Archipelago. Ten fish farms in the region have already closed, and now the Nations have decided on the fate on Cermaq and Mowi’s seven remaining fish farms.
Their media release stated: “When making our decisions, we considered our sacred responsibilities to past, present, and future generations to protect the lands, waters and resources of our Territories. Our laws, customs, and traditions require us to act in a precautionary manner, to respect, and protect our marine Territories and way of life. We, the Broughton First Nations have long held concerns about the locations and operations of fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago, especially in relation to the threats facing wild salmon.”