Since March 2010, Coastal First Nations have upheld a ban on oil tankers carrying crude oil through our Traditional Territories. The Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative has led wide-spread opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project and called for a moratorium on all oil tanker traffic on the north Pacific coast.


The Great Bear Rainforest is named for the multitude of grizzlies, black bears and rare white Spirit bears found in our Traditional Territories. They play a significant role in our rainforest ecosystems, culture and economies.

Coastal First Nations have taken bold steps to protect bears. In September 2013, nine Nations announced a ban on commercial trophy hunting. Biologists, economists and thousands of British Columbians agreed.


Videos from Great Bear communities.