Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance“Working together to uphold the laws of our ancestors”
First Nations culture and well-being are intricately linked to the health of our environment. For over 10,000 years we sustainably managed our territorial resources, ensuring that the trees, fish and water in our territories provided for today’s needs without compromising the health of the resources for future generations. Over the last 100 years we have watched as a sector-by-sector approach to resource management has depleted resources on the land and in the ocean.
The Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance is working to return us to the healthy communities and sustainable resource management practices of our past by ensuring First Nations interests and traditional knowledge are balanced with the best western science.
Central Coast Marine Plan CCIRA Nations have signed a groundbreaking marine plan with the Province of BC CCIRA Newsletter Checkout CCIRA's latest newsletter to find out more about our work in our communities Video intro to MaPP Find out about CCIRA's role in the Marine Planning Partnership in this new video
Keepers of the Coast takes a close look at how the Kitasoo/Xai'Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv Nations are stewarding our marine territories.
The central coast of British Columbia is one of the most spectacular and biologically rich places left on the planet – where ancient temperate rainforest intertwines with the living Pacific. The Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai'Xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv who have inhabited the central coast for thousands of years have joined forces, forming the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, otherwise known as CCIRA.
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