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FINAL EPISODE OF SEASON

It is a bittersweet moment, today being the last in our line-up for Season four. It has been a pleasure to bring you 52 episodes of issues related to water. As leaders meet in France about climate change, we have been on the front lines listening to the warriors for a healthy planet. 

Here we bring you extra media on the second screen from the Healing walk of 2014, the last and final walk organized by our beautiful and powerful friends in Alberta. And we give you a peak at some footage we shot in New York City of the Peoples Climate March in 2014.

Stay tuned to this page for a post-mortem of the series in the weeks ahead. Watch our 2nd screen media.

The Maori WAKA

Dec 6

By taking on a study of the meanings of symbols, the use of patterns and the placement of the animal and sea world creatures in art can bring us closer to a people. This is true for first nations and indigenous people in Canada. It is also true of Maori.

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MOUNT POLLEY TAILINGS BREACH IN 2014

Nov 18

A wall in a tailings pond at Mount Polley in north central B.C.collapsed on August 2014 and spilled 10.6 million cubic meters of sludge into the Quesnel river, a tributary of the Fraser river system. Toxic arsenic, lead and nickel were let loose into otherwise pristine waters near Likely B.C. and affected citizens who had been left in the dark.

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BACK TO THE BAYOU this week on APTN

Nov 10

There are moments in our lives we never forget. One of the most tragic images burned in my memory is that of the Deepwater Horizon burning in the middle of the ocean, oil spewing into the ocean as if it would never stop. We were between seasons 1 & 2 of SAMAQAN, Water Stories.

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FISH TO RECOLONIZE THE ELWHA RIVER

Nov 2

The Elwha river is a 72km in length and is located in the Olympic peninsula. Its two dams, the Elwha and Glines dams were taken down in 2011.

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HERRING ROE ON KELP THIS WEEK

Oct 28

The commercial Fishing industry in Canada has experienced many changes over the last 6 decades. Over a course of 20 years between the 1950’s to the early 1970’s up to 400,000 tons of herring were caught annually only to drop to 40,000 tons by the early 2000’s due to depleting numbers and overfishing.

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Heiltsuk First Nations faces off against DFO

Oct 27

Steadfast and diligent, the Heiltsuk nation has been at the forefront of the conflict over the herring roe on kelp fishery. In the spring of each year commercial interests are always at loggerheads with traditional indigenous fisheries.

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Welcome to our new website

Oct 2

We are excited to launch our new website. See clips and behind the scenes photos from episodes. Here you will find the section where we will post period updates to some of our programs and news regarding our series. If you have any comments or inquiries please fill out the contact form or join us on Facebook. Click below for index of news and current issues, etc..

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