http://tedxpowellriver.com/ Erik Blaney, coordinator of Tla’amin First Nation’s Guardian Watchmen program. The Guardian Watchmen program was started in 2006 as a strategy to monitor natural resources in their traditional territory. It then expanded to include archaeological site protection in 2012 which began to monitor registered sites, then expanded to non-registered sites. Erik accompanies youth on canoe trips to the ancient Tla’amin village sites where they spend the days listening to the echoes of the past.

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