Tibetin Prayer flags to commemorate our deceased orcas

We invite you to create a prayer flag to honour our orcas.

78 orcas have died or gone missing in 22 years! 

We are in the process of putting together kits for Penderlings to make a flag for each of the orcas that have passed away.  We need black cotton non-knit material so if you have any fabric or old black clothes, please contact us.

Dear friends,

These twin crises of COVID-19 and climate breakdown show us one thing: we have to use this moment to transform. We’re living through a societal shift unlike any other in recent memory – and our efforts to rebuild must continue to be bold, imaginative, and restorative.


In the name of patriotism and the flag, how much of our beloved land are you willing to desecrate?
List in the following spaces, the mountains, rivers, towns, farms you could most readily do without.

This is number four of Wendell Barry's poem: Questionaire

Full Poem

we are doing everything we can to stay active while honouring the global health crisis in which we all find ourselves

Do not change your behaviour to avoid being infected.  Assume you are infected and change your behaviour to avoid transmitting.

Misty MacDuffee

Biologist & Program Director, Wild Salmon Program

Misty MacDuffee is a conservation biologist with a focus on fisheries ecology in salmon ecosystems. For the past 15 years she has undertaken various types of field, laboratory, technical and conservation assessments in the salmon-bearing watersheds of the BC coast. She has a particular interest in the role of salmon as critical food sources for wildlife and incorporating their nutritional and energy needs into salmon management decisions.

She is also interested in historic stock assessment and has run reconstructions in salmon watersheds. 

A journalist reflects on what weeks of protests mean for the land's Indigenous - and how it goes beyond just a pipeline.

Written by Brandi Morin who is a French/Cree/Iroquois journalist from Treaty 6 in Alberta

The Seventh Generation Principle is based on an ancient Iroquois philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable 

world seven generations into the future.

 "When we fight we can win." Let's all keep up the fight!

Coastal GasLink broke B.C. pipeline rules more than 50 times

A message to our supporters: This is not over. We want the RCMP and CGL off our lands.

This proposal from BC and Canada is long overdue, following decades of denial of Wet'suwet'en rights and title after the 1997 Delgamuukw-Gisday'wa court case. Our ancestors proved what we have always known - that these lands belong to the Wet'suwet'en - and thanks to thousands rising up across so-called Canada, the government is forced to acknowledge this.

We need to keep the pressure on.

The proposal will be reviewed by our clans, and decided upon by our nation in our bahtlats (feast hall) in accordance with Anuk nu'at'en (Wet'suwet'en law) in the coming weeks.

Stay strong. #Wetsuwetenstrong


A major gap in government regulation and oversight is allowing giant international cargo ships to anchor as long as they want in the “protected” waters of the Southern Gulf Islands and Cowichan Bay.

Negative Impacts include:

  • Anchor chains scouring the ocean floor, destroying marine habitat

  • Diesel generators run 24/7 causing air, noise and light pollution

  • Acoustic Interference and collision risk to Resident Killer Whales

  • Risk of grounding or collisions causing catastrophic fuel spills

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Local First Nations and coastal community groups are demanding Transport Canada put an end to this harmful spillover of commercial activity from the Port of Vancouver.

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