Polluted SpiritsPolluted Spirits

With creeks and lakes crucial to spirit dancing initiations threatened by development and pollution, Sto:lo spiritual leaders speak out about dangers to sacred sites in the Fraser Valley.

A fisherman's fightCross-border Fishing

Will a Tsawwassen First Nation fisherman’s fight against a charge of illegal fishing erase the “illusionary line” between U.S./Canadian waters… or lead to his financial ruin?

Sweating for salvationUrban Sweats

How water, ceremony and a sweat lodge in urban Vancouver helped an El Salvadoran refugee heal from a devastating war.

The Lost LakeLost Lake

It’s now some of the most productive farmland in the Fraser Valley, but the Sumas First Nation is seeking compensation for what was lost when Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920s.

Canoe FamilyCanoe Family

Why three generations of one Squamish Nation family are struggling to preserve the proud tradition of canoe-racing and canoe-carving.


In the battle to protect Burrard Inlet from pollution and pipelines, the Tseil-Waututh Nation and environmental groups present a united front. But who sets the agenda?

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