Aboriginal Pavilion at 2010 Winter Games

On February 2, 2009 members of the Four Host First Nations (Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh) and the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) announced the construction of a $3.5 million Aboriginal Pavilion for the 2010 Winter Games.

Terrace is Hockeyville!

The community of about 12,000 in the northern coastal area of British
Columbia was announced as this year's winner by NHL commissioner Gary
Bettman on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night after drawing the most votes in online, text and telephone balloting.

" ... to claim the grand prize of $100,000 in arena upgrades from Kraft.
Terrace will also host and NHL pre-season game between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders on Monday, Sept. 14

Pine Beetle Management Plan

Nisga'a Lands contain about 1.7 million cubic meters of Lodgepole pine. At the moment the major pine beetle infestations are between Terrace and Rosswood. If these beetles were to move onto Nisga'a Lands the impact would be dramatic.

The Pine Beetle Management and Action Plan is designed to keep beetles as far away from Nisga'a Lands as possible and to aggressively control any infestations on Nisga'a Lands.

A copy of the plan can be downloaded by clicking the attachment below.

Hobiyee

Hobiyee (Hoobix - spoon)

Terrace Is Hockeyville

Vote often! Terrace will need between 2 and 3 million votes to win the Hockeyville 2009 title.

Update: Competition is fierce. The target number of votes has been increased to 8 million!

Climate Change, Marine Predation, Trawl By-catch, and Changing Habitat — The Fate of Nass Eulachon?

Eulachon are an extremely important food source to many First Nations on the Pacific coast and play a significant role in the cultural heritage of the Nisga'a Nation. Although eulachon were once plentiful in most spawning rivers in BC, their runs appear to have declined in a number of rivers, particularly in southern areas (Klinaklini, Wannock, and Fraser).   We hear of stocks on the Skeena and in Kemano showing signs of ‘stress' .

'COASTAL NISGA’A ENFORCEMENT, CONSERVATION & PROTECTION 2008-2009’

The Nisga’a Coast Watch program has been on my radar for over a year now, and appears to be heading in the right direction.  This program is one of several community initiatives that are happening up and down the coast, not only in BC but as far away as California.  This is not a DFO program, but is intended to be ‘owned’ and developed by the local community—by you.  In order for the Nisga’a Nation to move in the right direction, Nisga’a citizens must receive accurate information—and so, my input on DFO enforcement activities in 2008 were, as follows:

Nisga'a Coast Watch and Our Youth

We are proud to continue our issue of “Nisga’a Coast Watch”.  Nisga’a Fisheries & Wildlife remains dedicated to protecting marine resources (E.g. abalone)  from illegal harvest on the north coast of B.C. through patrols, raising awareness of the threatened status of abalone and other species at risk, and encouraging community participation through volunteer and Nisga'a Fisheries staff in “Coast Watch”: watching out for and reporting illegal harvest.

SD92 Setting a Vision for Learning

The School District has started a visioning process whose goals are to:

  • articulate a vision for learning in the Nisga'a School District;
  • inform planning for learning;
  • enhance relationships between the schools and the communities in the Nass Valley.

To support this process the district has created a steeing committee and advisory committee. Members on the Steering Committee includes:

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