A Journey Through the Sacred Headwaters
*UPDATE 09/2013: Less than a year after banning oil and gas developments in the Sacred Headwaters, an open-pit coal mine is proposed for the very area Shell vacated, forcing the Tahltan to once again fight to protect the Headwaters
*UPDATE 12/18/2012: Oil and gas exploration is banned from the Sacred Headwaters!
Sacred Headwaters, Sacred Journey is a documentary project of the Sacred Headwaters. Photographer Paul Colangelo and writer Amanda Follett aim to raise awareness of this remote land and the issues surrounding it.
In northern British Columbia, three of the province's greatest salmon-bearing rivers are formed in the subalpine basin known as the Sacred Headwaters. The land has one of the largest intact predator-prey systems in North America and is the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation.
The Headwaters is at the centre of a dispute between the Tahltan, resource industries, government and environmental groups. Competing interests concerning land use, mining and hunting have created divides and put the future health of the Sacred Headwaters at risk.
View the images above to learn more about the Sacred Headwaters and see this remote land for yourself.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis speaks of the importance of the Sacred Headwaters:
Paul and Amanda continue to explore the Headwaters and raise awareness of the Sacred Headwaters. This project is funded by grants and donations. We are fiscally sponsored by the Driftwood Foundation. To support the project and receive a tax-deductible receipt (for donations of $50 or more), please donate:
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