The Necessary Work
All of us have a responsibility to our Earth Mother to respect and honour her - and we must realize that the planet has profound ways of healing and resiliency. We are already seeing the devastating damage that climate change is causing. The 'Oneness' of everything must be re-connected, and as stewards of the Earth, we must do everything in our power to restore the abundance, our connection with the ground beneath our feet. Each and every one of us has the birth right to live in harmony with the Earth - our Creator.
Are we asking ourselves the necessary questions when it comes to future generations?
Why are humans better than all other living things in the sense that we can have convenience? As we all know - this convenient society we have become conditioned to live in is destroying the planet and our connection with each other.
With every action we make, it must come from the heart - and it must be from a place of Truth. Native Tribes believe we must consider the effects of all our actions and always ask ourselves : Do we demonstrate stewardship to the seventh generation? Are our future children going to suffer because of our actions?
It's up to us to make the change we want to see in the World.
Piq kiʔláwnaʔ - On Guard
Piq kiʔláwnaʔ is the Sinixt word for “white grizzly”
Zincton Mountain Resort has proposed a massive All-Season resort in the middle of an extremely sensitive ecological corridor, located between New Denver and Kaslo. Rare white grizzlies, wolverines, caribou and western toads live here and thrive in the rich surrounding ecosystem. This is a main connectivity corridor, also located on unceded Sinixt territory.
Please visit the following links for more information on how you can support the protection of some of our last remaining intact ecosystems and rich biodiversity :
Saving the Argenta-Johnsons Landing Face from Old Growth Logging
The Argenta-Johnsons Landing Face is an endangered forest. There is currently an accepted proposal to have this area be on the cutting block. Located at the lower base of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park, it is the only area that is not protected. This face is crucial to be protected for multiple reasons :
23% of the AJL face consists of 300+ year old Western Larch which is a fire resistant species, holding some of the thickest bark to protect from external forces. With fire season just around the corner, and seeing the devastating affects of loss of biodiversity within our forests, its plain to see that whatever Old Growth is left in this area must be protected and added to the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy
These fire resistant Western Larches also carry extremely important lichen species in which the mountain Caribou eat as their primary source of food in the winter, so ecologically these forests are extremely important for survival of many species, in particular the last remaining 10% of our mountain Caribou. Theres less than 30 mountain Caribou left in the Kootenays, south of the Trans Canada, so that alone speaks for itself
This is a Class 8 forest (majority being 140-250 years old) with some being several hundred years old, and this is important for structural integrity of the root system, as well as the home this area has provided for so many species of wildlife for hundreds of years
Being the entrance into the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park, this area is not only dear to the local communities of Argenta and Johnsons Landing, but people from around the province come to hike the Purcells and enjoy the vast beauty this area holds