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Shifting paradigms around Aboriginal relations in Canada: A Conversation with Garry Merkel and screening of Jumbo Wild · Monday, March 5th

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Organized by: Joe O\'Brien.

Start: Monday, Mar. 5th, 7:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: The Old Barn



Shifting paradigms around Aboriginal relations in Canada: A Conversation with Garry Merkel and screening of Jumbo Wild


In November 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against the Ktunaxa Nation’s case to halt construction of the Jumbo Glacier Resort on the basis that it would irreparably harm their spiritual beliefs and practices. In relation to this, everyone is invited to come join us for an evening of discussion led by Garry Merkel, followed by a screening of Patagonia’s Jumbo Wild.


Garry has worked with various First Nations across Canada, the United States and internationally in various areas such as political advocacy, building organizations, negotiating treaties, creating land management infrastructure, negotiating a wide spectrum of agreements, traditional ecological knowledge inventories and use and others. He hails from the Tahltan Nation in the Stikine River area of northwest British Columbia, and currently lives with the Ktunaxa Nation in Kimberley, British Columbia.


Jumbo Wild is a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells a true story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley—highlighting the tension between protection of the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in the wilderness.



This event is put on by the University of British Columbia Varsity Outdoor Club, with special thanks to the Faculty of Forestry, Garry Merkel, and Patagonia.


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Posted: 2018-02-26 14:12:18
Last modified: 2018-03-05 09:38:11