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The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass

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In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada's most important salmon rivers — the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass — are born in close proximity. Now, against the wishes of all First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development. Imperial Metals proposes an open-pit copper and gold mine, called the Red Chris mine, and Royal Dutch Shell wants to extract coal bed methane gas across a tenure of close to a million acres. In The Sacred Headwaters, a collection of photographs by Carr Cliftonand members of the International League of Conservation Photographers — including Claudio Contreras, Paul Colangelo, and Wade Davis-- portray the splendour of the region. These photographs are supplemented by images from other professionals who have worked here, including Sarah Leenof the National Geographic. The compelling text by Wade Davis, which describes the region's beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants, is complemented by the voices of the Tahltan elders. The inescapable message is that no amount of methane gas can compensate for the sacrifice of a place that could be the Sacred Headwaters of all Canadians and indeed of all peoples of the world. The Sacred Headwaters, is a visual feast and a plea to save an extraordinary region in North America for future generations.

About the Author

Wade Davis is explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and is the author of numerous books, including One River and The Serpent and the Rainbow. He has lived and worked in the Stikine as a park ranger, guide, and anthropologist since 1978. He and his wife, Gail, own Wolf Creek Lodge, the closest private holding to both the Sacred Headwaters and the proposed site of the Red Chris mine.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for hiswork inthe fight to restorethe Hudson River. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands.

Carr Clifton, landscape photographer and award-winning documentary filmmaker, has spent thirty years exploring endangered, wild landscapes. A native Californian, Clifton began photographing in 1977 and his portfolio showcases landscapes from Arctic Alaska to the Amazon Basin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553658818
Subtitle:
The Fight to save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre
Author:
Suzuki, David
Author:
Davis, Wade
Author:
Kennedy (AFT), Jr. Robert F.
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Publication Date:
20120110
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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