An interview with Robert Morales, Chief Negotiator for the Hul’qumi’num First Nations Treaty Group, about the E&N Railway Land Grants of 1887 and the lasting repercussions of this massive “land grab” for the Hul’qumi’num people today. Robert Morales represents the six Hul’qumi’num First Nations (Cowichan, Chemainus, Penelakut, Lyackson, Halalt, Lake[...]
In October 2013 it was announced that the Klahoose First Nation and the Cortes Community Forest Co-Op had been jointly awarded a Community Forest tenure on Cortes Island, which will constitute the majority of the Crown lands on Cortes. Their plan is to net out of the equation sensitive ecosystems,[...]
In a historic announcement, the BC government has granted the Klahoose First Nation and the Cortes Island Community Forest Co-Op a Community Forest tenure on 3,700 acres of so-called “Crown” or public lands on Cortes—a deal 20 years in the making. To learn more, please visit heartwoodfilm.com.
Tosh has lived on Cortes Island for most of his life, learning how to live on the land and be a good forest steward. But when Island Timberlands announced their plans to log on Cortes, Tosh joined the movement to try and stop them. To learn more, please visit heartwoodfilm.com.
The new website for “Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island” is up and running at www.heartwoodfilm.com. The Heartwood team will be heading up to Cortes Island in a few weeks to continue filming, where he will be releasing some new videos in the very near future. So stay dialed in to heartwoodfilm.com,[...]