After years in court, the Ktunaxa Nation suffered their final loss last week in their legal case to stop the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort—but it won’t be the end of their efforts to protect Qat’muk
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Wildsight is deeply saddened by the Supreme Court ruling today that fails to recognize indigenous spiritual rights connected to sacred places in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We stand with the Ktunaxa Nation in the continued fight to defend their sacred territory from the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. “Wildsight supports the Ktunaxa Nation’s call … Continued
A few weeks ago, I spent a few hot days in the Flathead Valley, often in the cold, clear waters of the tributaries of the Flathead River. The whole Flathead, which is the largest unsettled valley in Southern Canada, is recognized by scientists around the world for its pristine water quality. Wildsight, along with our … Continued
We have one last chance to stop the Lizard Creek subdivision near Fernie and protect grizzlies! Send a message to your Regional District director asking them to cast their final vote to protect bears—and to stand up for the Official Community Plan. There’s been a lot of claims made about just how important (or unimportant) the … Continued
“You wouldn’t want to build a resort in the Vatican, so why are we talking about building a resort in any other sacred space?”
Aq’am Chief Joe Pierre on the sacred home of the grizzly bear spirit, Qat’muk.
A few days ago, I spent a day in the woods near Invermere with two of Canfor’s foresters, a local rancher, and the president of the local rod and gun club. The day’s objective? To make sure that Canfor’s logging plans would not negatively impact the mountain goats who travel through the area on their … Continued
Continuing our celebration of 30 years of Wildsight, Jeremy Sroka sat down with someone who has been working to protect the wild landscapes of the East Kootenay that he loves for nearly 50 years, long before Wildsight (or the East Kootenay Environmental Society) began. From the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy to Akamina-Kishinena Park in the Flathead … Continued
This is the first in our three part interview with Joe. The bears, our mountains, and the people of the Kootenays are so fortunate to have Joe and all of the incredible people within the Ktunaxa Nation fighting to keep this sacred wilderness wild.
Every bite we take comes with a backstory of interconnected narratives. The problem is, we’ve taken so many bites throughout human history that—somewhere along the way—we stopped paying attention to the plot details behind what’s sitting at the end of our forks. Before we talk about the local food stories that are being written in … Continued
On the 12th of June, 2017, Wildsight officially celebrates 30 years of working to protect wildlife, clean water and wild places. And it’s been quite the journey. If you ask John Bergenske, our Conservation Director and one of the original wild faces, this 30th anniversary is less of a milestone marker and more a continuum … Continued