The Northern Gateway Project
The Company Embridge Is trying to build a pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat, BC. When They're done the pipeline has to cross Haida Gwaii but Haida Gwaii does not want the oil. The plan was to get the oil from Kitimat and transport it to China. And there was a man who wanted to stand up for the people of Haida Gwaii so he paddle boarded all around the island and reached 350 km in total.
The Spirit Bear/Kermode Bear
(Sorry about the big picture) The Kermode Bear also known was the spirit bear is a bear that lives in North America in the Central and North coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. This bear is very important to Bella Bella the bear is kind of like their mascot. And if there is an oil spill the salmon will get infected with oil, and if the bears eat the salmon they could die. The Spirit Bear/Kermode bear mostly lives in the rain forests of Haida Gwaii.
The First Nations
The first nations are a lot of people that live in Canada. The first nations liked to make totems a lot, in fact they are the people who invented it. In the movie "Stand" (2011) there were a lot of First nations in Haida Gwaii. The company Enbridge all the way from Bruderheim, Alberta. The oil needs to pass Haida Gwaii, but the people of Haida Gwaii rejected them because they did not want the oil to pass Haida Gwaii. The first nations
like to do different things like making totems and Paddle-boarding.
If there was an oil spill the animals in the water would die. Pollution is really not good for the animals, we would lose 10 billion dollars to try and clean up it up if there was an oil spill and the fisherman would lose their jobs and we could not go inside the water. :(
The oil can kill many innocent animals in the ocean.
In the end when Norm Hann is done paddle-boarding, The Enbridge Northern Gateway project would be stopped. Since the first nations think it would ruin their territory, Haida Gwaii is a very clean place so it would change very much. There's a negative effect of pipeline from Alberta to BC to people, animals, water and environment.