Is a meal really worth destroying all we have? Do not participate in this! Stop eating animals. The planet is dying and we will be dead with it. Please end the massacre. Use your common sense and go vegan 🌱
BREAKING NEWS ON NEW IMPACT SALMON FARMS HAVE ON THE WILD:
Sea Shepherd and scientist Alexandra Morton have new evidence on the impacts that salmon farms have on wild fish in British Columbia, Canada. First Nations peoples are currently occupying two salmon farms in B.C. to defend their food supply. The First Nations have informed Marine Harvest and Cermaq to remove all farm salmon from their territorial waters. This 30-year struggle of telling government that they don’t want salmon farming in their territories has taken a new direction with the occupations on fish farm sites. Salmon populations are alarmingly low and as such, First Nations have lost food security. There is speculation that wild herring are likely being taken as bycatch with the farmed Atlantic salmon by Marine Harvest’s Glacier Falls farm. In an area where herring are protected and their fisheries closed for 30 years, it appears that salmon farms are now becoming herring farms as well. “No one understood why the herring population was not recovering; now we have evidence that the salmon farming industry could be the cause of that,” said Sea Shepherd Operation Virus Hunter campaign leader Carolina Castro, referring to hours of footage collected by Chief George Quocksister Jr. along all the salmon farms in the Broughton archipelago. Scientist Morton says, “I am here with these nations because the sea lice and viruses in these farms are the biggest industrial spill in the history of this coast. The shockingly low number of wild salmon returning to this area today should be a concern to DFO, but instead they threaten the very people trying to protect wild salmon.” (link on AEC home page - via @seashepherdsscs)
When my dad passed away we didn't have much time to dig deep into all the items that would inherently become mine or my brothers. But of the many odds and ends I held on to one item I didn't think twice about was this wool blanket stored in my Grandmothers cedar chest. Being allergic to wool and living in a hot climate the wool blanket hadn't found its place until today. We're beginning to pack for the move into our new home and the blanket was rediscovered in the cedar chest along with its mark of authenticity. I inherited a Hudson Bay Point Blanket; a 5-point to be exact. I knew nothing of these blankets but it turns out they've earned their own notable place in the history books.
There's a huge history behind these blankets and their value and demand during the fur trade.
A Hudson's Bay point blanket is a type of wool blanket traded by the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in British North America (now Canada) and the United States during the 18th century and 19th century. The company is named for the saltwater bay in Northeastern Canada and the blankets were typically traded to First Nations in exchange for beaver pelts. .
In the North American fur trade, wool blankets were one of the main European items sought by native peoples in exchange for beaver pelts, buffalo robes, pemmican, moccasins, and other trade goods. They were desired because of wool's ability to hold heat even when wet, and because they were easier to sew than bison or deer skins.
" You’ve got a better chance of surviving cancer in this province if you’re not part of the First Nations population, according to a new study.
In 10 of 12 cancer types examined, First Nations men saw worse survival rates than other men in this province and in 10 of 15 cancers affecting women, First Nations women were more likely to die once receiving a diagnosis. "That was very distressing to see,” explains Dr. Nadine Caron with the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. “Unfortunately, as a First Nations physician, I can’t say that I was surprised by it, but it was sad to see it in numbers that just don’t lie. It was a study that was very robust.” The study points to the need for more culturally safe health and social services to reduce barriers to health care.
The First Nations Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency are working together to develop a cancer strategy, and they’re going to use this type of information to know how they’re going to move forward,” says Caron. “Everything from ensuring cultural safety and cultural humility in the health care system, to addressing inequities to primary care access, to getting the voices of wellness and prevention and screening as a priority for first nations health care services and some great changes are going to come out of this, and this paper is the foundation for that.” The study was carried out jointly by the BC Cancer Agency and First Nations Health Authority, using a data set from 1993 to 2010 — that data relates only to “Status Indians” and does not include all First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in BC." #britishcolumbia#vancouver#cancer#firstnations#Indigenous#humanrights#canada150#decolonize#resistance150#edmonton#toronto#ontario#health#awareness#culture#government#saskatchewan#winnipeg#halifax#ubc#eastvan#kitsilano#englishbay
Did dragon flags as part of my core circuit today. My body is beginning to get into the groove of the workouts and is responding to them in a positive manner. I am noticing the increase of energy I have with not just doing them but the impact they are having on my everyday life. I'm stoked!
🌾deep gratitude to my dear sister, a fellow Apache/ Yaqui blood, for sending me this beautiful and traditional gift of maize she grew herself . I'm so blessed to carry these sacred seeds . Rich in nutrients, ancestry and prayer . Not only is the gift of corn in tradition but the molcajete grind was gifted to me from my father. Which was found deep in the earth on an excavation. The miaze and molcajete speak together on the alter feels like an old memory. One I hope to learn more from.gracias hermana por la medicina 🌾
We can’t love @on_track_expeditions enough! They are experts in trekking and in particular #Kokoda .
Our trekkers are privileged to have the awesome Ian Lumb - a.k.a. ‘Lummy’ guide them through this challenging and historical track.
Why our trekkers are so lucky?
Meet Ian... Ian is a full time-registered teacher in the state of Victoria (this may come in handy, keeping this fun bunch in line). He has worked in the outdoor education industry for over a decade with both private companies and Victoria University. His role as a teacher and his time working with students and adults of all ages in the outdoors means Ian is a wealth of knowledge when working on the Kokoda track. He has helped to further develop OTE’s Risk management systems and works part time in the Operations team.
He has promised to hold our trekkers hands when needed and dry their tears! Yes, tears! Ian mentioned to us – All trekkers, CEO’s, fitness fanatics and the mentally strong all have a breaking point at some point along this trek. So when the trekkers return we look forward to hearing the stories, what was the breaking point for them, what they loved and what will stay with them?
If you are thinking about taking on #Kokoda , #Kilimanjaro or #everest then On Track Expeditions are your go to!
Thanks so much to our fabulous board member Guy Prince for helping to translate our sign so we can celebrate and honour local culture and language with Dakelh syllabics side by side with the English. 😀
Mike @ameriguayo received a call from a Chamacoco friend asking him to visit his pastor and wife who was very ill and in a hospital about an hour drive from our home. We encountered a very discouraged man. All he needed was to know God loved him and that he hasn’t been forgotten.The food that we took them as well as the time of prayer together was just what he and his wife needed! ***Please join us in praying for this pastor and his family. They returned home from the hospital, but we recently received word by phone that his wife passed away. #encourage#firstnations#fellowship#bodyofChrist#walkitout#embrace2017#paraguay#p4_py