BC- Camp Connects First Nations Children to the Land

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BC- Camp Connects First Nations Children to the Land

Post by edfrank » Wed May 12, 2010 3:59 pm

Camp Connects First Nations Children to the Land
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/north ... 28520.html

A canoe filled with singing children rounds the bend. Two humpback whales pull in front of the canoe and draw close together, seeming to escort the vessel home. This was but one of many memorable moments during the week-long Koeye Camp. Each summer, 200 children ages 7-18 attend the camp, located along the central coast of British Columbia. Most campers are children of the Heiltsuk First Nations People, who live within the Great Bear Rainforest.
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/north ... 28520.html

The history of First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest extends beyond human memory, with archaeological evidence dating settlements from the end of the most recent Ice Age, more than 10,000 years ago. Today, the region remains home to First Nations peoples whose histories, identities and spirituality are inextricably linked to the lands and waters of the rainforest.

The coastal First Nations are not a single people. Each First Nation has distinct traditions as well as unique circumstances and aspirations. The total population of coastal First Nations is estimated at 18,000 to 20,000, slightly over half of the population of British Columbia’s Central Coast.
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/north ... 26146.html

http://www.nature.org/wherewework/north ... fn_web.pdf
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