Los Angeles Times: Pressure on Our Forests

The first time Mandy Gull visited Canada’s Broadback Forest, she was struck by the displays of delicate lichen. By the dense, ancient trees. By the moss-covered floor, which rose and fell like a rumpled green blanket.

Photo © AFP/Getty Images (Cris Bouroncle)

Photo © AFP/Getty Images (Cris Bouroncle)

The LA Times did a cover story on how the Cree Nation is facing pressures of deforestation by the logging industry on Waswanipi territory in Northern Quebec. Our Eli Enns was interviewed and quoted by LA Times:

Eli Enns, a political scientist and president of a nonprofit conservation group in British Columbia called the Iisaak Olam Foundation, said indigenous peoples can use these areas to do more than simply save a slice of nature. They can provide a glimpse of how humans can live more lightly on the land.

“Today, the tribal park is an olive branch to the dominant industrial violator,” said Enns, a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. “We can do things differently here.”

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