Haida Nation

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Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program Business Case

Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program: A Business Case

As the original stewards of their territories, the Coastal First Nations along British Columbia’s North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii have been working to establish and grow Guardian Watchmen programs, in some cases for several decades. These programs have come to play an important role in…

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Haida Nation Constitution

Haida Nation Constitution

Location: Haida Gwaii Population: 4,000 Date of Constitution: 2010

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Haida Nation: Jurisdiction/Territory Excerpt

Haida Nation: Jurisdiction/Territory Excerpt

ARTICLE 1 HAIDA TERRITORIES A1.S1 The Territories of the Haida Nation include the entire lands of Haida Gwaii, the surrounding waters, sub-surface and the air space. The waters include the entire Dixon Entrance, half of the Hecate Straits, halfway to Vancouver Island and Westward into the abyssal…

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Haida Nation: Preamble Excerpt

Haida Nation: Preamble Excerpt

HAIDA PROCLAMATION The Haida Nation is the rightful heir to Haida Gwaii. Our culture is born of respect; and intimacy with the land and sea and the air around us. Like the forests, the roots of our people are intertwined such that the greatest troubles cannot overcome us. We owe our existence to…

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Best Practices Case Study (Territorial Integrity): Haida Nation

Best Practices Case Study (Territorial Integrity): Haida Nation

Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) is an archipelago on the coast of B.C. Haida Gwaii is the pristine home to some of the world’s best remaining stands of cedar, hemlock and Sitka spruce. In 1974, controversy began over logging permits being issued in Haida Gwaii. Haida…