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A suggestion from Barb

‘As you read this study think about the relationship between humans and bears and how it was not always the one-sided relationship it is today! The settlers and modern day humans do not share spaces and resources well with our wildlife while the Indigenous Peoples obviously did and now they need to show us the way forward!’


Science Based Conservation from Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Spatial alignment between grizzly bear genetic groups and Indigenous language families in coastal BC

People from Gitga’at, Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk), Wuikinuxv, Nuxalk, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais territories have long been connected culturally to grizzly bears. New research from a collaboration among these First Nations and scientists from the University of Victoria and Raincoast Conservation Foundation has revealed a newly identified link in this long-established relationship.

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