On this week’s segment of Road to Recovery with Douglas Magazine, CHEK’s Hannah Lepine chats with Cyrus Singh, the CEO of K’awat’si Economic Development.
K’awat’si Economic Development LP (KEDC) was founded in 2014 and is tasked with creating, operating and supporting businesses that will be profitable, environmentally sustainable and culturally significant, while simultaneously respecting the unique cultural values of the Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw people in their traditional territories in North Vancouver Island.
The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations (GNN) have called for an Aquaculture Zone to be established in their traditional territory, allowing them to administer licensing salmon and shellfish farms, as well as ensuring that wild stocks are not overfished.
In this episode, Singh talks about how the coalition is working towards establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the communities to move towards co-governance, as part of a North Island Aquaculture Zone.
Road to Recovery is done in partnership with Douglas Magazine.