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A Tribal National Park Rises in Canada

At the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, on the west coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, something astonishing is happening. The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has declared a tribal national park that is becoming a global model for social-ecological resiliency. Even as Tla-o-qui-aht recover from the brink of extinction and strive to adapt their ancient ecological governance system to foreign influences, the nation has conceived an Indigenous watershed management methodology that…
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by: Eli Ens – Autumn 2015


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