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September 6th, 2023
“Our little First Nations community of 350 people are driving science, incorporating traditional knowledge, working with different levels of government and stakeholders and asserting our stewardship responsibilities.” — Douglas Neasloss, chief councillor of the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation and co-director of Keepers of the Land
A film that a small First Nation in British Columbia has made to highlight the stewardship work undertaken by the community is in the running for a prestigious award.
Keepers of the Land is a 29-minute short produced by the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation located in Klemtu on Swindle Island on the coast of B.C.
The film was made in conjunction with Moonfish Media Inc. and is one of four finalists in the Global Voices category of the Jackson Wild Media Awards. They’re like the Oscars for nature films. Winners will be announced on Sept. 28 at a ceremony at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.