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The Necessary Work

All of us have a responsibility to our Earth Mother to respect and honour her - and we must realize that the planet has profound ways of healing and resiliency. We are already seeing the devastating damage that climate change is causing. The 'Oneness' of everything must be re-connected, and as stewards of the Earth, we  must do everything in our power to restore the abundance, our connection with the ground beneath our feet. Each and every one of us has the birth right to live in harmony with the Earth - our Creator.

The sacred teachings passed down through Indigenous ancestors is where the heart of ancient wisdom lies. Everything settlers have to this day is here today because of what the Indigenous People of this land sacrificed.

 

Are we asking ourselves the necessary questions when it comes to future generations? 

With every action we make, it must come from the heart - and it must be the truth. Indigenous Tribes believe we must consider the effects of all our actions and always ask ourselves : Do we demonstrate stewardship to the seventh generation? Are our future children going to suffer because of our actions?

Today's society does NOT ask these questions.

It's up to us to make the change we want to see in the World.

Protect Biodiversity

Piq kiʔláwnaʔ - On Guard

Piq kiʔláwnaʔ is the Sinixt word for “white grizzly”

Zincton Mountain Resort has proposed a massive All-Season resort in the middle of an extremely sensitive ecological corridor, located between New Denver and Kaslo. Rare white grizzlies, wolverines, caribou and western toads live here and thrive in the rich surrounding ecosystem. This is a main connectivity corridor, also located on unceded Sinixt territory. 

Please visit the following links for more information on how you can support the protection of some of our last remaining intact ecosystems and rich biodiversity :

Saving the Argenta-Johnsons Landing Face from Old Growth Logging

The Argenta-Johnsons Landing Face is an endangered forest. There is currently an accepted proposal to have this area be on the cutting block. Located at the lower base of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park, it is the only area that is not protected. This face is crucial to be protected for multiple reasons :


23% of the AJL face consists of 300+ year old Western Larch which is a fire resistant species, holding some of the thickest bark to protect from external forces. With fire season just around the corner, and seeing the devastating affects of loss of biodiversity within our forests, its plain to see that whatever Old Growth is left in this area must be protected and added to the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy


These fire resistant Western Larches also carry extremely important lichen species in which the mountain Caribou eat as their primary source of food in the winter, so ecologically these forests are extremely important for survival of many species, in particular the last remaining 10% of our mountain Caribou. Theres less than 30 mountain Caribou left in the Kootenays, south of the Trans Canada, so that alone speaks for itself


This is a Class 8 forest (majority being 140-250 years old) with some being several hundred years old, and this is important for structural integrity of the root system, as well as the home this area has provided for so many species of wildlife for hundreds of years


Being the entrance into the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park, this area is not only dear to the local communities of Argenta and Johnsons Landing, but people from around the province come to hike the Purcells and enjoy the vast beauty this area holds

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We are grateful to be able to peacefully hold space here on the unceded Sinixt tumxʷulaʔxʷ

Protect Old Growth

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our lives depend on it