Heiltsuk

Rolling out the red carpet for Indigenous protectors at VIFF

By Andrea Palframan / October 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Rolling out the red carpet for Indigenous protectors at VIFF

October 8, 2019: On the eve of the raising of a Big House in Heiltsuk territory, the Vancouver International Film Festival hosted a special joint screening with Tsleil Waututh and Heiltsuk Nations. RAVEN’s latest documentary, “Raven People Rising”, screened alongside “When the Tide Goes Out”, a piece by Eliot Galan chronicling the return of the…

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As Heiltsuk Raises the Roof on Their Historic Big House, RAVEN Launches a Week of Action

By Andrea Palframan / October 5, 2019 / Comments Off on As Heiltsuk Raises the Roof on Their Historic Big House, RAVEN Launches a Week of Action

Heiltusk are raising a Big House in the heart of their community where they can host potlatches, hold ceremonies and carry out traditional governance of their territory. It’s no coincidence that the Big House opens on the anniversary of the Nathan E. Stewart spill. Fiercely determined to enshrine Indigenous stewardship practices into law, the Heiltsuk…

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VIFF to screen RAVEN’s Heiltsuk film at Pacific Cinemateque October 8

By Andrea Palframan / September 23, 2019 / Comments Off on VIFF to screen RAVEN’s Heiltsuk film at Pacific Cinemateque October 8

This special screening features two films that delve into Indigenous Nations’ relationships with the respective lands they call home. In Raven People Rising (dir. Andrea Palframan), we learn of the ancestral teachings that powerfully connect the Heiltsuk Nation to the Great Bear Rainforest. Meanwhile, When the Tide Goes Out(dir. Eliot Galan) examines how food sovereignty…

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Sentencing of Kirby Takes Place in Bella Bella, an Unprecedented Assertion of Indigenous Law

By Andrea Palframan / September 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Sentencing of Kirby Takes Place in Bella Bella, an Unprecedented Assertion of Indigenous Law

In October, 2016 a tug without a certified pilot ran aground and spilled over 110,000 liters of diesel oil in Heiltsuk waters on the central coast of British Columbia. The tug and attached barge were carrying diesel through Heiltsuk waters despite Heiltsuk prohibition of oil transport through their marine harvesting areas. Through inadequate government and corporate…

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