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Clayoquot Project

The Clayoquot Project is an effort to encourage the study of global politics through local sites. There have been several dimensions to the Project:

Clayoquot Sound Archive Project

The Clayoquot Sound Archive Project supports a web site index of documents relating to the recent history of Clayoquot Sound.

Coasts Under Stress Project

Coasts Under Stress is using a set of carefully-constructed complementary case studies on the East and West Coasts of Canada to achieve an integrated analysis of the long- and short-term impacts of socio-environmental restructuring on the health of people, their communities and the environment.

Community-University Connections

Community-University Connections is a community-based research initiative that explores the use of science in environmental and social policy, and facilitates collaborative research and information exchange between community organisations and university-based researchers.

POLIS Project

The challenge of POLIS is to create a new set of solutions for our political, economic, environmental and social institutions. Our goals are to bring the community back in, to reinvigorate an ecosystem context for these institutions, to revitalize innovative businesses, and to discover constructive new opportunities for government agencies and the state itself. With our unique combination of academic credibility and activist spirit, we aim to dismantle the notion of the environment as merely another sector, and bring it into the mainstream where it belongs, as a core value in all aspects of our society.

UVic Whale Research Lab

The Whale Research Lab at the University of Victoria consists of a small group of graduate students, interested faculty, associates and visitors from a number of places. Our approach to marine mammal research is a little unusual, beginning with our presence in a geography department. At the core, our interest is conservation, and within the spectrum of things that conservation can mean, ours lies on the side of protecting the animals and their environment, rather than the "wise use" dictum currently vogue by industrial resource users. The studies we have participated in range from ecology to socio-historical traditions, and the methods from counting and weighing pelagic crab larvae to "in-depth" interviews with aboriginal people about the history of fur sealing.


Central Region Board

The Clayoquot Sound Central Region Board was created by the 1994 Interim Measures Agreement and continued under the 2000 Interim Measures Extension Agreement: A Bridge to Treaty. Its mission is to manage land and resources in Clayoquot Sound, prior to the conclusion of a treaty, in a manner that: provides opportunities for First Nations consistent with aboriginal resource uses and heritage, and considers options for treaty settlement; conserves resources in Clayoquot Sound and promotes resource use that supports sustainability, economic diversification, and ecological integrity; and encourages dialogue within and between communities and reconciles diverse interests.

Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

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Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial or marine ecosystems which are internationally recognised within UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program for promoting and demonstrating a balanced relationship between people and nature. Individual countries propose sites within their territories that meet a given set of criteria for this designation. The Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has as a guiding principle the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations philosophy Hishuk ish ts’awalk, or “everything is one.” This concept stresses the importance of recognising and learning about the interconnections within and between ecosystems in order to promote truly sustainable local communities and economies, while protecting the environment for future generations.

Iisaak Forest Resources

Iisaak was created to provide a new model of forest management in Clayoquot Sound, and is the direct result of commitments made by the Nuu-chah-nulth Central Region First Nations and MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. (now Weyerhaeuser) in the 1996 Interim Measures Extension Agreement. Through the joint venture agreement, the Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations own 51 percent through Ma-Mook Natural Resources Limited (Ma-Mook) and Weyerhaeuser (formerly MacMillan Bloedel Limited) owns the remaining 49 percent. In the Nuu-chah-nulth language, iisaak (pronounced E-sock) means "respect". “Iisaak Forest Resources is committed to Hishuk-ish ts’awalk (pronounced He-shook ish sha-walk), the Nuu-chah-nulth belief of respecting the limits of what is extracted and the interconnectedness of all things. This guiding principle of respect is the foundation for restructuring the economic, ecological and social elements of sustainable resource management in Clayoquot Sound."

Ma-Mook Development Corporation

In 1997 Ma-Mook Development Corporation was established to represent the collective economic interests of the five Nuu-chah-nulth Central Region First Nations. In 1998, Ma-Mook Development Corporation and MacMillan Bloedel signed a shareholders agreement detailing their partnership in a joint venture company, Iisaak Forest Resources.

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council represents 14 first nations on the West Coast of Vancouver Island from Brooks Peninsula north of Kyuquot to Sheringham Point south of Port Renfrew. Five such groups make up the Central Region tribes in the Clayoquot Sound Region.

West Coast Vancouver Island Aquatic Management Board

Formed in May 1997 originally as RAMS, the West Coast Vancouver Island Aqautic Management Board is a community-based organization with the purpose of establishing regional management of aquatic resources in Nuu-chah-nulth traditional territory on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The society was a key participant in negotiations leading to the creation of the Regional Aquatic Mangement Board.

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