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[Webinar] Maya’xala — Respectful Visitation of Nanwakolas Member Nation Territories

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


— A primer for the 2024 Tourism Season —

Join here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89536409129

Maya’xala: Respect for oneself and all things, living or otherwise.

As stewards of the spectacular landscapes of British Columbia, Nanwakolas Council is pleased to co-present an upcoming educational webinar  in conjunction with the BC Marine Trails, titled “Maya’xala — Respectful Visitation of Nanwakolas Member Nation Territories.” Scheduled for June 26, 2024 @ 12:00 PDT, this event is designed to enrich your understanding and enhance your visits to the territories of the Nanwakolas Member Nations this summer. Member Nations include: Mamalilikulla, Tlowitsis, Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala, Wei Wai Kum, We Wai Kai, and K’ómoks First Nations. 

Why You Should Attend:

Tourism operators, guides, recreational enthusiasts, and anyone planning a visit to these territories will gain invaluable insights into how to interact with these lands respectfully. As we prepare for the peak tourism season, this webinar serves as an essential resource, equipping you with the knowledge to both enrich your experience and ensure the sustainability of these beautiful areas. If you are planning on recreating on waters this season anywhere from Parksville to the northern reaches of Vancouver Island, this webinar is for you. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Charlene Everson (K’ómoks)— Nanwakolas Representative
  • Alexandra Thomas (Tlowitsis) — Nanwakolas Representative
  • Cameron Dalinghaus — BC Marine Trails Network

Webinar Highlights Include:

  1. An Introduction to Nanwakolas Member Nation Territories: Learn about the geography of these lands and the communities that steward them.
  2. Deep Dive into Maya’xala: Understand the significance of the Maya’xala: Respect video, its creation, and its pivotal role in promoting responsible visitation.
  3. Interactive Q&A Session: Have your questions answered directly by our experts in a live format, ensuring you leave well-prepared to be a model visitor.
  4. Additional Resources: Participants will also be introduced to the BC Marine Trails Web Map, with Cameron Dalinghaus discussing the data review process they underwent in collaboration with Nanwakolas and how this tool can assist visitors in identifying appropriate locations for their activities.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89536409129

The event will be recorded and available for those unable to attend.

Spread the Word:

Help us promote sustainable visitation by sharing this event with your network. Together, we can ensure that our visits leave a positive impact on the Nanwakolas territories and contribute to the preservation of these invaluable cultural and natural landscapes.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an enlightening and inspiring session.

Warm regards,

BC Marine Trails Network & Nanwakolas Council


June 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




BC Marine Trails
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