EVENT: Nuchatlaht Land Back – Nootka Island Forever
Monday December 2, 2019
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature
470 Belleville Street, Victoria – Lekwungen Territory
The Nuchatlaht Nation has had enough of colonial governments grand standing. Nootka Island is a global gem stewarded by Mowachaht & Nuchatlaht governance since time immemorial. Western Forest Products and government mismanagement have done enough damage. The Nuchatlaht want their land back.
Come to learn and engage your networks. Come with intentions of making a contribution to Nuchatlaht’s work in nation building (small or large, now or later). We’re building a community of support; we’re growing the Friends of the Nuchatlaht.
This event is a fundraiser organized by Sierra Club BC and Wilderness Committee – Victoria Office to support the Nuchatlaht’s legal challenge to get their land back. This is a ticketed event and all the proceeds go to Nuchatlaht First Nation. If you know people who would be interested in supporting, please invite them!
Tyee Ha’wilth Jordan Michael and Archie Little, House-Speaker & Councillor will talk about their Ha-houlthee (lands, waters & resources) and governance.
Lawyer Jack Woodward will speak about his work on the Nuchatlaht title case, following suit from the groundbreaking Tŝilhqot’in court ruling from 2014.
Hear from Roger Dunlop, Regional Biologist of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Uu-a-thluk Fisheries Program, about their Salmon Parks initiatives and vision.
Mark Worthing of Sierra Club BC will speak about the ancient rainforests of Nootka Island
A short film screening, other presenters, and an art auction featuring the work of local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and photographers from Vancouver Island. There will be a cash no-host bar and light snacks.
More info to come as the evening comes together.
This event is being held on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations.
Hychka – HISKWE – Klecko iatsa- Gilakas’la