Highlights / Heiltsuk

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous band sues governments, firm, over oil spill

A west coast First Nation is seeking damages for the ruin of its traditional harvest and associated cultural and commercial losses, as well as for its oil spill response efforts and remediation. Two years ago, a U.S.-owned tug ran aground »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous chief seeks commitment over fuel spill

The chief of the Heiltsuk First Nation wants the government to make a commitment to help deal with effects of a diesel spill off Canada’s west coast, reports Canadian Press. A large diesel slick has spread from a sunken tugboat. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Indigenous Heiltsuk protest shuts out commercial herring fishing on Pacific coast

The Heiltsuk Indigenous First Nation is claiming victory after Fisheries and Oceans Canada closed the commercial herring fishery in Area 7 of Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia after members of the First Nation occupied the federal agency’s office. »