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Alert Bay, BC

ka asawpayit okimahkan Ernest Alfred ohci Namgis, Tlowit’sis and Mamalilikala nekanew ohi eka kanitawehtahkwaw ta ayapihketwaw mistamek otaskiyinwaw. ka koteyehtamihk wi pahkisimohtahk iskamihk mistamek ekwa ka macisotamaketwaw ohi ohci. wapahtah tanihkihk ka wicihitwaw ota ekwa misiweskamik.

Maya’xala xan’s Awinakola wi namoya iteyihtamwak ta ayapihketwaw mistamek BC pahkisimohtahk iskamihk. ka asawpayit okimahkan Ernest Alfred isihtawin o nekanew kewihtinohk Vancouver Island anta Alert Bay nekanohtakewew. okimahkan Ernest wapahtam ka mayitocikeskihk kinosewak tahkoc ekwa atamihk nipiy ekwa ka misowinatat pahkisimohtahk iskamihk pipikwac mistamek. ta wapahtewet omiyo eka ekosi ki iteyihtahk, okimahkan Ernest nekanohtew papeyahtik anwehtamowin anta Swanson Island, ti ka tapwehtahkwaw ta ayapihketwaw mistamek ekwota iskamihk. ‘Swanson Occupation’ kepah ekwa ati wicihawak ohi BC’s top Chef’s, micisowikamikwak, ekwa isi nakayaskamowinowak, wistawaw ekwa namoya ekosi itiyehtamwak ta ayapihketwaw mistamek. wehewew Mellina Laboucan-Massimo nitomaw ta wicihiwet mahtahitowin ita ka okimakeyihtwaw eskwewak kaki wanihihtwaw ekwa ka ki nipahihtwaw ante Swanson Occupation, Alert Bay.  ka kesi nistohta ohi mistamek ka isipehtakositwaw ekwa ka isi pimacisitwaw BC’s First Nations, Melina ekwa  itohtew ti ta nitaw wici mamskotakwaw ayapihketwaw mistamek David Suzuki ka kiskeytakosit biologist anta Vancouver kitisk poko nehiyaw micisoikamikohk ka astek.

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