Akwakwas: Gathering Place was a multidisciplinary project led by the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council (MDTC) and supported by Salmon Coast and the community of Echo Bay,

In 2016, the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council (MDTC) started an initiative to revitalize traditional, family-owned trap lines throughout the territories of the four MDTC nations.

One of the first initiatives was constructing a simple split-cedar cabin, built in the tradition of trapper’s and hand-logger’s cabins of this coast. Thanks to an amazing all woman crew, donation of a beautiful cedar log by the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN), and invaluable guidance from Billy Proctor, the cabin was a great success.

The project was filmed by the documentarian Lindsey Mae Willie of the Dzawada’enuxw and audio recorded by acoustic ethnographer Jennifer Schine, a Salmon Coast board member. Both artists are members of the Kingcome Collective, a place-based arts initiative.

Find out more about our work by checking out our regular reports and related publications

Check out our sea lice reports for each year, which provide detailed information on the year’s monitoring findings.

View our complete list of publications for many more articles based on sea lice research conducted at Salmon Coast.

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