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Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation awarded $15 million to protect old growth and salmon

A project to protect a significant portion of Mowachaht/Muchalaht territory has been pledged $15-million from the federal government, fueling an initiative to save old growth and salmon populations in Nootka Sound over the next generation.

The Salmon Parks concept and initiative is deeply rooted in Nuu-chah-nulth law and driven by the ha’wiih (hereditary leaders) of the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht First Nations.

It is an initiative aimed at advancing reconciliation and the implementation of UNDRIP and DRIPA through the following core principles: protecting key watersheds from further disturbance, facilitating natural watershed recovery processes, and securing the establishment of Salmon Parks as a matter of Nuu-chah-nulth law with recognition by federal and provincial governments.

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