Land Stewardship - The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation is one of three First Nations whose traditional territory is located within the borders of one of Canada’s largest cities. Only a few kilometers from the village is the vast Indian Arm watershed that is the home to elk, deer, bear, salmon, eagle and many other species. The Tsleil-Waututh people co-manage a provincial park, restore salmon streams and maintain forest land in this region.
Two young Tsleil-Waututh workers, Josh and John, take Art on a walk along one of the river’s tributaries and show him how they carry out the salmon count in the Fall. Art learns about the Tsleil-Waututh’s forestry programs from Chris, another youth, who demonstrates how to top a 30 foot tree and turn it into an eagle roost.
UN Climate Change Conference - Nikki Alex is one of many indigenous youth who took part in the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. She is the executive director of the Black Water Mesa Group, a non-profit organization in Arizona that is dedicated to helping Indigenous people make the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a sustainable energy development and sustainable business economy.