Directly Affected: Film Screening in Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii CoASt is pleased to help bring this timely documentary film about resistance to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline to the Islands:




Enbridge Victory Celebration!


enbridge-facebookeventAlas, we know the coast is safe from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. On March 25th, we will gather to celebrate our strength. We will commemorate this win and we will continue to defend Haida Gwaii from oil and gas supertankers.

Co-hosted by Haida Gwaii CoASt and the Council of the Haida Nation, this event will be a fun-filled celebration acknowledging the strength of our communities.

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 4pm 

Everyone welcome. 

Don’t forget to share the poster on Facebook.


We are very pleased to see the government turn down the Northern Gateway Pipeline.  It comes at a cost:  Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion and Line 3.  There is still more work to be done.

Please see the new Press Release from the Council of the Haida Nation on Trudeau’s announcement.  According to CHN President Peter Lantin:

“There has to be a better government-to-government consultation process to deal with these projects before they get rolling,” said Lantin. “Avoiding this type of confrontation through frank dialogue will result in more common ground. Protecting the coast and the waters surrounding Haida Gwaii is paramount for our Nation. But within this framework there is room to develop practical solutions and resolve issues nation-to-nation and to do that we have to talk.”

Protect Haida Gwaii, get your word in on the TANKER BAN

You have one week to tell Transport Canada we want a legislated oil tanker ban protecting Haida Gwaii’s food and waters. Your comments are very important – the federal government needs to hear that we want a permanent ban on bulk crude and refined oil.

The Government of Canada has created an online portal where you can post your input on the tanker ban they promised. You will have to register to make a comment. Contact Haida Gwaii CoASt if you have any problems submitting your feedback (email:



The Council of the Haida Nation have made available a press release detailing the strategies LNG and Pipeline companies use to pursue ‘social license.’  On their own position, the CHN states:

“There are many good reasons to oppose these projects and few to support them. The perceived

benefits in no way trump what we know we will lose. Our Nation has done its due diligence; we have spoken

to BC and Canada, we have looked at the environmental, social and legal impacts of these projects and are not

convinced that shipping LNG or oil from the west coast is a good idea. These projects will further pollute the

Earth and no good will come of them.”

To view the full press release, please see: CHN_LNG_ENB_Final

FRACTURED LAND – Skidegate and Old Massett

caleb behnWhat would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. 

Haida Gwaii CoASt is so pleased to be a co-sponsor of these screenings of FRACTURED LAND next month in Skidegate and Old Massett. Caleb Behn, the young Dene lawyer whose story is told in this film, will be here to speak to this documentary and answer your questions about Indigenous rights and fracking impacts in his territory.

Performing House at Kay Llnagaay | Thursday, April 21st | 7pm

Tluu Xaadaa Naay Longhouse | Friday, April 22nd | 7pm


Community Q&A with Caleb Behn following the movie

Sponsored by Council of the Haida Nation, Haida Gwaii CoASt, and Gwaii Trust Society

Write to the Environment Minister before March 11th!


Dear family, friends, and allies:

As you may already know, the Pacific NorthWest LNG project proposed by Petronas has been under environmental review since 2013. On February 10th of this year, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) issued its draft report that states:

The Agency concludes that the Pacific NorthWest LNG Project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account the implementation of the recommended mitigation measures, on harbour porpoise and as a result of greenhouse gas emissions … With respect to all other valued components, the Agency concludes that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects taking into account the implementation of the key mitigation measures.”

Those of us who have fished this coast and enjoyed its wealth know that this project will cause immeasurable damage to our ocean and quality of life. Continue reading