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Working to safeguard ancestral territories – BC Gov
by ahnationtalk onMarch 24, 2017262 Views
For 26-year-old Dallas Nikal, protecting the environment and ensuring First Nations play a leadership role in managing natural resources in their ancestral territories is vital.
A member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Dallas is part of a First Nations team working on environmental projects in the Skeena region. Currently, these projects are focused on monitoring wetland health and function, fish habitat and watershed condition, moose habitat, Grizzly bear habitat and medicinal plants.
“We are dedicated to providing the highest quality information possible and helping our Nations manage and protect their resources,” said Dallas. “This can only be achieved by government and First Nations working together as partners and the government is learning and respecting First Nations’ values.”