27 Nov CCRN in Canada
Learn more about the community-based conservation and sustainable livelihoods initiatives of coastal and inland communities taking place at our study sites across Canada. CCRN Director Tony Charles gives a snap shot on some of the conservation challenges facing forests and fishing communities around Canada. Richard Nuna (Innu Nation and CCRN Partner) gives an overview of some of the contemporary issues that were brought by environmental challenges affecting the Innu Nation. Trudy Sable (CCRN Researcher), talks about the Innu’s relationship with land. She highlights the importance of the environment among the Innu Nation and the importance of them being the stewards of the environment and natural resources.
Laura Loucks (CCRN Researcher) provides insight on how community livelihoods on the west coast of BC, Canada, changed from the socio-economic base of forestry and fishing to eco-tourism. She goes on to highlight some of the challenges these coastal communities are facing in dealing with their livelihoods that are now centred on seasonal jobs and lower wages. Dawn Foxcroft and Don Hall (Nuu-chah-nulth and CCRN partners) talk about the limited economic opportunities experienced by the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people and their desire to back to the fishing economy to sustain their livelihoods.
Check out the CCRN community stories for more information about these sites.