Kii’iljuus (Barb Wilson, Haida) and Geetla (Elroy White, Heiltsuk) generously agree to be cultural advisors and help co-conceive and guide the ‘Coastal Voices’ project. Together they will provide invaluable input and guidance regarding how to tackle the profound social-ecological changes and challenges stemming from the recovery of sea otters on B.C.’s coast.
The first piece of critical advice: Kii’iljuus counsels Anne to seek permission and guidance from Hereditary Chiefs across coastal B.C. and Alaska and form a Steering Committee with them. And so, we will begin this journey.