Dr. Evan Tlesla Adams, recently appointed BC’s deputy health officer delivers his speech at Coast Salish Centre on May 10. Sliammon’s favourite son spoke of his people and their lands, as well as the opportunities and freedom that treaty would bring.
FILM BY HOLLY PATTISON
The District of North Cowichan could be facing court action from First Nations if it goes ahead with subdividing part of the 52-acre Echo Heights Forest in Coast Salish territory at Chemainus on Vancouver Island. This is filmmaker Holly Pattison's second film about the forest that biologists have said is a great example of "recovering" coastal Douglas fir with Garry oak meadows, ponds and extensive trail system created by the community over decades.