Dr. Snxakila Clyde Michael Tallio receives honorary doctorate from UBC
Bella Coola, BC – Dr. Snxakila Clyde Michael Tallio, a member of the Nuxalk First Nation, received an honorary Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, degree from the University of British Columbia on May 24, 2023.
Nuxalk, Kitasoo Xai’xais guardians appointed with park ranger authority
The Kitasoo Xai’xais and Nuxalk First Nations, along with BC Parks, have launched a new pilot program that designates 11 Indigenous guardians with the same legal authorities as park rangers within the parks and protected areas in their ancestral territories.
Guardians Receive Park Ranger Badges — ‘A Modern Link to Ancestral Responsibilities’
Guardians from two Coastal First Nations, the Kitasoo Xai’Xais Nation and the Nuxalk Nation, received park ranger badges and associated legal powers from BC Parks last week. The achievement — a power-sharing agreement born from decades of hard work, relationship-building and training — is the first-of-its-kind in B.C. and Canada.