Safeguarding our Seafood Project

Stewardship Youth Photovoice

In the summer of 2014, in partnership with the Community Conservation Research Network and the University of Victoria’s Science Venture program, Uu-a-thluk hosted science camps in several Nuu-chah-nulth communities with stewardship as a focus. Equipped with cameras, the children and youth went into their territories with the teachings of Nuu-chah-nulth stewardship principles and practices in mind. Images and statements they created show thought-provoking insights and ideas from our generation about taking care of our precious environment. The following is a digital story that captures their insights and images.

The following stories were created by Nuu-chah-nulth youth and members of the Nashuk Youth Council:

What does Uu-a-thluk or “taking care of” the environment, mean to you?

Digital Harvest by Letitia Rampanen

Veres Alku by Damon Rampanen

The Effects of Colonization on Our Diets by Keenan Jules


Pool of Cheap Labour by Nikki Watts


Justice League of Hitacu by Mitcholos Touchie


Away From Home by Christopher Smith and Brittany Gillette