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Read and Share the FOCS Winter 2023 Newsletter!

Read and Share the FOCS Winter 2023 Newsletter!

The FOCS Winter Newsletter is here shedding light on the major issues in Clayoquot Sound and beyond as well as getting a glimpse of the work we have been doing over the last several months, including updates on our campaigns.

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No Changes in Fatal Police Shootings of Tla-o-qui-aht Members!?!

No Changes in Fatal Police Shootings of Tla-o-qui-aht Members!?!

On July 1st, it was incredible to take part in a decolonial ceremony hosted in Tla-o-qui-aht territory. Thanks to the Martin family for inviting us to witness the raising of a totem pole to honour Chief Nuukmiis. The teachings of natural law represented by the carvings share how the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation endured and is enduring in spite of pandemics like small pox, tuberculosis, and now COVID, as well as atrocities including genocidal policies, violent attacks, residential schools, ongoing...

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UN Secretary General Advises at Climate Summit: Tax Big Oil to Fund Climate Justice

UN Secretary General Advises at Climate Summit: Tax Big Oil to Fund Climate Justice

In just days, our planet’s population will cross a new threshold. The 8 billionth member of our human family will be born. This milestone puts into perspective what this climate conference is all about. How will we answer when “Baby 8 Billion” is old enough to ask: What did you do for our world – and for our planet — when you had the chance?

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Clayoquot Salmon Festival: September 3 – 10, 2022

Clayoquot Salmon Festival: September 3 – 10, 2022

Salmon play an integral role for coastal livelihoods, cultures, and ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound. Celebrating this magnificent species is what inspires Friends of Clayoquot Sound to organize the annual Clayoquot Salmon Festival!

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Read and Share the FOCS Summer 2022 Newsletter!

Read and Share the FOCS Summer 2022 Newsletter!

Here you will find the FOCS Summer 2022 Newsletter to explore the major issues in Clayoquot Sound and beyond as well as getting a glimpse of the work we have been doing over the last several months, including updates on our campaigns. 

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“Fracking The Peace” Documentary Highlights Impact of Fossil Fuel Extraction

“Fracking The Peace” Documentary Highlights Impact of Fossil Fuel Extraction

Following a community screening of “Fracking the Peace”, German Ocampo with Friends of Clayoquot Sound led a panel of allied groups: Kiki Wood from Stand, Peter McCartney from Wilderness Committee, and Cheryl Cameron from Dogwood. Photo Credit: Brenda Wood / FOCS “Fracking the Peace” is a powerful new documentary telling the story of residents in Northeastern B.C. whose daily lives, homes, environment and health have been changed by fracking in the region. Home to the majestic Peace River,...

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Imperial Metals Surrenders Tenures Near Skagit Headwaters

Imperial Metals Surrenders Tenures Near Skagit Headwaters

This spring, the B.C. government reached an agreement regarding historic mineral tenures in an area within the Silverdaisy watershed known as the Skagit River Donut Hole, surrounded by both Skagit Valley Park and E.C. Manning Park, and between Hope and Princeton.

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