May 28

Big Thinking at Congress

Wade Davis

The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass

Sunday, May 28 Ryerson University

This lecture took place in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French.

In northern British Columbia in the Sacred Headwaters valley, three of Canada’s most important salmon rivers are born in remarkably close proximity, yet the area has been opened to industrial development. The resounding message of the people is that no amount of gold, copper or coal can compensate for this sacrifice. Join Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at The University of British Columbia, for his talk on the struggle that will continue until the entire Sacred Headwaters is protected.