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The Harvest (Bák̓vṇx̌)

How can we take a little and leave a lot for nature? Youth host Jordan invites you and Boris Worm to his Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) homelands to take part in the harvest. Learn how herring, salmon, and Haíɫzaqv people are interconnected in the rich ecosystem of what is now known as British Columbia's Central Coast. This collection 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 traditional ecological knowledge can guide us into a more sustainable future.

Media Type

  • Video Video
  • Interactive Interactive
  • 360° video 360° video
  • Newsreel Newsreel

"The Harvest" 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. All of the media and activities in “The Harvest” were developed and validated with Haíɫzaqv educators and community leaders, and Haíɫzaqvḷa fluent speakers. Click here to learn more about how “The Harvest” was made, and for additional resources for your class.

In this collection

  • 16 resources
  • Adventure Time 1 h 56 min
  • Activity Time 15 h 40 min

Thanks to


  • Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department
  • Dalhousie University
  • Ocean Frontier Institute
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada