‘Eulachon, why are you so tasty and fine?’, asked the Sea Lion, Eagle, and Bear.

Eulachon fish run draws crowds along B.C.’s Skeena River

oh well, here we are again.
oh well, here we are again.

First Nations hope new-found interest in traditional fish leads to more scientific research


film festival – Langara College

“There are essential voices that have been excluded from the debate over Canada’s largest and most controversial industrial development: those of the indigenous communities who live downstream from the Alberta oil sands. One River, Many Relations is their story. The Just Film Festival is proud to host the Canadian premiere of this important film on Thursday, March 19 at Rio Theatre in East Vancouver. In One River, Many Relations the people of the Peace-Athabasca Delta share their history and the changes brought by the oil sands industry, hydro projects, climate change and the loss of traditional livelihood. Working in close collaboration with the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Dene people of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, filmmakers Stéphane McLaughlin and Michael Tyas focus on changes in the health of the wildlife and the environment along the Athabasca and Slave Rivers, and the impact these changes have on the people who live there. The filmmakers are coming from Winnipeg to attend the screening and participate in a discussion afterward about what they learned in the making of the film. “At best the provincial and federal government inaction regarding the adverse impacts of the oil sands on downstream Indigenous communities and environments reflects pervasive and willful ignorance. At worst it reflects racist and even criminal neglect,” says co-director Stéphane McLaughlin. “Our goal is that the film will help build widespread awareness around the experiences of these two Indigenous communities, and of the many other communities that live downstream from the oil sands. We have a collective responsibility to act – in ways that support and work for downstream communities and environments.” The rest of the Just Film Festival runs from March 20-22 at Langara College. As BC’s largest social justice film festival, it showcases 35+ social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the globe. The festival is a partnership between Amnesty International, CoDevelopment Canada, Village Vancouver and Langara College Continuing Studies. It also hosts a Social Justice Bazaar with 20 community groups and activist organizations offering information and fairly traded goods. The festival keeps its ticket prices low, with discounts for students and low-income people, in order to make it affordable for everyone. The Just Film Festival is part of the Travelling World Community Film Festival, which brings activist documentaries to a dozen Canadian communities. For the full festival schedule, film descriptions and ticket information go to: justfilm.org [To arrange an interview or to preview the film and for further information please con