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In dry forest of Nlaka’pamux territory, crews oversee ‘long overdue’ prescribed burn

After fuelling up their drip torches, BC Wildfire Service (BCWFS) workers wearing red jackets begin to lay fire to an area of dry forest ground in Nlaka’pamux territory.

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The healing power of fire

Bringing back ancient Indigenous fire practices helps restore cultural connections, heal the land and strengthen communities.

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Making friends with fire

More First Nations in B.C. are rediscovering the cultural use of controlled burning to protect communities from wildfires

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Fear rekindled in Ktunaxa Nation community as fire season begins

Wildfires and their effects becoming year-round concern for community ravaged by 2023 St. Mary River blaze

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Making fire your friend

A prescribed burn saved lives and homes on this B.C. First Nation, offering a glimpse at firefighting’s future

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Kamloops area First Nation has message in wake of devastating wildfire

When he was a boy, Ron Tomma would leave after breakfast to run freely with his brother through their ancestral territory.

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42% of wildfire evacuations occur in Indigenous communities, researcher

Indigenous people across Canada are routinely dealing with wildfires but jurisdictional issues and colonization contribute to create a different situation.

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