Weekly News Roundup (Sept 1 – Sept 8): News you may have missed this week

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As the summer starts to wind down, wildfires continue to burn across the country, and as many communities are still facing evacuations and emergencies, some are starting to look towards the lasting impacts on the land and ecosystems in the wake of the fires that have burned through their territories. 

Beyond the obvious destruction from the wildfires this summer, CBC talked to James Moore, biology professor at Simon Fraser University and lead on the Salmon Watershed Lab, to look at what other changes are coming from the wildfires. Moore is looking at how the fires will impact the rivers and salmon habitats in the coming months. 

“[Moore] said there is a need for government and First Nations leadership to talk about wildfire and forestry management to protect watersheds.”

— Jackie McKay, CBC

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CBC: First Nations people say devastation from B.C. wildfires threatens cultural identity

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TORONTO STAR: Deb Haaland, first Indigenous member of U.S. cabinet, meets counterparts in Ottawa

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APTN National News: U.S. cancels remaining leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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The Narwhal: A company was forced to reduce logging in Haida Gwaii’s old-growth forests. Now they’re suing for $75M

Read more on this story from the Narwhal here

CBC: Beyond two-spirit: Indigenous people look to revive traditional LGBTQ terms

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