......as they embark on a journey to learn about the intricacies of land-sea connections in the rainforest of British Columbia's Central Cost. With members of the Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) First Nation, we are learning about how interactions of the marine and terrestrial ecosystem are crucial for the coastal environment as well as for coastal people. With experts, scientists and traditional knowledge holders in the Haíɫzaqv traditional territory, we are trying to find out: How can we take a little and leave a lot for nature?
What’s it all about?
Youth host Jordan invites you and Boris Worm to his Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) homeland to take part in the harvest. Learn how the herring, the salmon, and the Haíɫzaqv people are interconnected in the rich ecosystem of British Columbia's Central Coast. This module celebrates the reciprocal relationship between the Haíɫzaqv and these keystone species—a relationship that’s over 14 000 years old! Join the Haíɫzaqv and other researchers to study the cycles that connect land and sea, and learn how lessons of the past can guide us into a more sustainable future.
The Harvest module was filmed and developed on unceded Haíɫzaqv homelands and waterways. We are sincerely grateful to the Haíɫzaqv Nation for allowing Ocean School to be guests in their territory, for sharing their stories and knowledge, and for collaborating with us for this module.
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