I am going to take a moment to celebrate.
As I depart a field season that was, with certainty, the most transformative three months I’ve experienced, celebrating is both important and overwhelming.
I am immensely lucky. Let me try to tell you why…
I spent my summer working with, for, and in, four First Nations Coastal communities that, though geographically close, are radically distinct. These communities — Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Wuikinuxv, and Klemtu — are set in, have relied upon, and stewarded complex and diverse ecological backdrops since time immemorial.